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I have a 1996 l300 2.5 diesel van, battery light/oil light/fuel

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I have a 1996 l300 2.5 diesel van, battery light/oil light/fuel filter light staying on. Cleaned all battery connections plus earth strap connections, new alternator fitted Still the lights stay on
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Greg replied 3 years ago.
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What is the output voltage at the battery with the engine running .
you should have 14+/-.5 volts.

Greg
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
With the engine running I have 14.5 volts
Expert:  Greg replied 3 years ago.
With the engine running disconnect the battery neg cable for a few seconds and see if the lights go out .

Greg
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
With the engine running I disconnected neg cable and the lights are still On
Expert:  Greg replied 3 years ago.
Hi Mark .

This is a typical issue with the alternator that will cause the lights to come on was the alternator a new or a repaired alternator.

Greg
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi Greg
The alternator is a re- con one
Expert:  Greg replied 3 years ago.
Hi Mark

Can this be changed on the warranty, as this is a typical issue
for a failed alternator , like t=you to try this first .

Rgds Greg
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi Greg
Yes I can change the alternator under warranty ,
But would rather use that as a last chance saloon,

Is there another avenue I could explore first ?

Mark








Expert:  Greg replied 3 years ago.
Hi Mark .

Yes check all fuses under the dash and bonnet with a test light ,i say all as i don't have the diagram for your model , all it takes if for the fuse to be blown or a bad connection .
Check that the earth cable on the battery to the chassis then to the engine block are clean , the cable to the chassis from the battery is a common failure point.

Rgds Greg
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi Greg
Checked fuses, cleaned earth cable connections to chassis .
I am now in last chance saloon , I had the alternator checked out
And yes it is a duff one.
I will get it changed Many thanks


Rgds. Mark
Expert:  Greg replied 3 years ago.
Hi Mark.

Good work mate sorry you got a duff Alternator ,hate this when it happens double work .

Thanks for using us at justanswer have a great week and happy motoring .

Rgds Greg

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