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just been driving home and had a beep and the battery light flashed up and in the disply it read alternator workshop, also when sitting at idle theres a loud squeking noise coming from that area under the bonnet, do i just replace the alternator? Any ideas on cost?

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The squealing is the belt slipping. Have a look to see how slack it is. If the belt's worn, there'll be little black granules all around that area. I'd look into that before replacing the alternator.
 

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i had the same message come up on my car twice, and had the squeeling when dry steering, turned out to be the alternator clutch pulley was seized and the belt was also worn, replaced the two and no squeeling [<:eek:)] message hasnt came back on either so as chris says check belt and possibly others before you replace the alternator! good luck
 
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