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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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Hi I have 220 cdi 2002 top range battery fitted 14 ago had

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Hi I have 220 cdi 2002 top range battery fitted 14 ago had tested perfect alternator has been off and tested 3 times no faults found still not charging any ideas. Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
Hello

this sounds like the alternator to ECU connection is faulty or the ECU has a problem as the alternator is switched over to charge by the ECU

I'd start by tracing the small wires from the alternator back to the ECU checking for damage and corroded connections

if this is OK then

also check that the alternator is secure to the engine as this provides the ground for the charging circuit and make sure that the engine / gearbox earth strap is secure and the contacts are clean and bright.

and if thats ok thenI'd consider sending the ECU off for testing

both of these firms are very good

http://www.the-ecu-doctor.co.uk/

http://www.bba-reman.com/uk/