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Aug 22, 2013, 1:24 AM

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2002 VX Series 11 Calais 5.7 200,000km

The Alternator was changed 6 months ago and I also have a new battery. This afternoon I parked car in garage and lay down for a nap to be woken by a burning smell. It was coming from garage and there was smoke lingering however I could not locate the origin until I started car this evening and the battery light came on.

Any ideas please


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Aug 22, 2013, 2:16 AM

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Well, if you had visible smoke and a burning smell, i wouldnt have tried to start it.

Sounds like an alternator and / or related wiring concern.

Best bet that i would offer is if you have the capablities, disconnect
the negative cable from the battery ASAP and have it towed to a qualified shop to be properly diagnosed

And make sure you get the vehicle out of the garage in case of fire.

(This post was edited by Double J on Aug 22, 2013, 2:18 AM)

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Aug 24, 2013, 10:04 PM

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I needed a new alternator which I purchased and put in - car is now running perfectly with no smoke etc


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