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    Default WTD - Alternator to suit 406 HDi

    After singing the praises of my 406 recently, it decided that it wasnít going to repay me with kindness and the alternator died today.

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    So, as per the title, Iím looking for a replacement alternator. My car is the very first of the D9s (mid 1999), but I think that all of the alternators in the HDis should be the same fitting.

    Iím in southern NSW. Local area would be wonderful, but unlikely. I can either go for a drive to collect an alternator (I do need a holiday!) or I can pay for the freight.

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    Andrew


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    Has something leaked oil onto it?

    When my 406 SV D9 needed a replacement alternator (got one 2nd hand from Dave Cavanagh/French Connection), I also replaced the power steering pressure switch (? I think - anyway, it was directly above the alternator), which had been gaily leaking oil into the alternator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armidillo View Post
    Has something leaked oil onto it?

    When my 406 SV D9 needed a replacement alternator (got one 2nd hand from Dave Cavanagh/French Connection), I also replaced the power steering pressure switch (? I think - anyway, it was directly above the alternator), which had been gaily leaking oil into the alternator.

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    Alec
    Thanks for that, Alec.

    I very much suspect that it has had something leak into it. And power steering fluid is a likely culprit. I noticed yesterday that there was a bit of a squeal from the steering as I turned the wheel towards the extremes. That suggests that the fluid is a bit low, and I'll check that later today. Black marks on the ground towards the front of the car wouldn't be a good sign, either.

    And I started by ringing EAI yesterday afternoon, but no response. Seems that some businesses like extra long holidays!

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    Andrew
    Current cars: Peugeot 307 HDi Touring; Peugeot 306 Cabriolet; Peugeot 406 HDi, Peugeot 505 Familiale

    Previous cars: 1965 Peugeot 404; 1972 Renault 16TS; 1970 Peugeot 504 1800; 1978 Peugeot 504 GL; 1976 Peugeot 504 LTI;
    1984 Peugeot 505 Familiale; 1982 Peugeot 604 (converted to TD) 1999 Peugeot 306 Cabriolet (better car than the 2002 model we replaced it with)

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    I just replaced mine with one from a 307 hdi 2.0. Bolted on directly(same size and pulley size) but I had to splice the plug from the 307 into the 406 harness, not hard just a single wire, the smaller one. Done 3000kms since no worries

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselLion View Post
    I just replaced mine with one from a 307 HDi 2.0. Bolted on directly(same size and pulley size) but I had to splice the plug from the 307 into the 406 harness, not hard just a single wire, the smaller one. Done 3000kms since no worries
    That's really interesting!

    Did you see the two units and compare them? Or how did you know that it was going to work? As you can see from my signature, I own both of those models, but it's raining here today (YAY!) and I can't get out there to compare the alternators. And I doubt that a wrecker is going to be happy to sell me an alternator from a 307 knowing that it's going into a 406. They tend to take dim views on such things. Yes, don't tell them, but I always find that I 'say something and they ask questions, and then I'm in trouble!)

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    Andrew
    Current cars: Peugeot 307 HDi Touring; Peugeot 306 Cabriolet; Peugeot 406 HDi, Peugeot 505 Familiale

    Previous cars: 1965 Peugeot 404; 1972 Renault 16TS; 1970 Peugeot 504 1800; 1978 Peugeot 504 GL; 1976 Peugeot 504 LTI;
    1984 Peugeot 505 Familiale; 1982 Peugeot 604 (converted to TD) 1999 Peugeot 306 Cabriolet (better car than the 2002 model we replaced it with)

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    Step 1 is to ensure that the output is the same or greater. Just looking through the ones advertised on eBay by BM Spares (Dandenong) they have 90, 120 & 150 amp alternators - all to suit 406s. Range looks the same for 307s, C4s etc. Pretty certain you need the 150 amp unit (of which they have several) - same as the petrol V6.

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