Vauxhall Astra non start – Diagnosed with TECH2

Over the weekend we had a vauxhall Astra (van) in with non starting issues.

The customer advised that the alternator may need replacing, after a quick test this was correct the alternator was not giving enough vantage to keep the vehicle alive or charge the battery.

Using tech 2 OEM Vauxhall diagnostics we were able to see low output from the alternator to be 100 % we also directly tested the output with a multimeter to confirm this was not an ECU fault.

The original (old) alternator

Early Saturday morning we sourced a OEM alternator (new) on behalf of the customer and fitted this the same day.

As you can see now the we have good charge from a short test drive and the vehicle is running and starting as it should.

If you are having similar issues or have a vehicle that is not starting please feel free to get in touch. We cover Suffolk, essex and Norfolk with a fully mobile auto electrical service from our workshop in Saxmundham.