Jimny alternator recondition - Western Cape





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    Default Jimny alternator recondition - Western Cape

    Hi everyone

    I suspect my alternator needs a recon. I have a terrible fan belt noise (in the morning especially) when I switch the lights, fan or aircon on. I have already replaced the belt and retentioned it , but the problem returns after a while. I have had the tensioner pulley checked and it seems fine. The noise goes away if I switch to Dimm lights or switch the lights off.


    My next step is to have the alternator reconditioned/serviced. Can any one recommend a good auto electrician in Cape Town that has worked on Jimny's.

    Thanks
    Marius
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    Default Re: Jimny alternator recondition - Western Cape

    Quote Originally Posted by 4WD View Post
    Hi everyone

    I suspect my alternator needs a recon. I have a terrible fan belt noise (in the morning especially) when I switch the lights, fan or aircon on. I have already replaced the belt and retentioned it , but the problem returns after a while. I have had the tensioner pulley checked and it seems fine. The noise goes away if I switch to Dimm lights or switch the lights off.


    My next step is to have the alternator reconditioned/serviced. Can any one recommend a good auto electrician in Cape Town that has worked on Jimny's.

    Thanks
    Marius

    You could contact Mario (Marshall Services), he is in Edgemead as well. Wemmerspan Rd IIRC. 082 nine28 32one0

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    Default Re: Jimny alternator recondition - Western Cape

    The Jimny has two belts: One that drives the power steering and aircon. The tensioner is for that belt. A screeching fanbelt is usually the second belt that drives the waterpump and alternator, and to tension that belt, you'd need to adjust the tension on the alternator.

    I had the alternator on my Jimny recon'd at a local auto electrician in Strand.
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    Default Re: Jimny alternator recondition - Western Cape

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwayne P View Post
    You could contact Mario (Marshall Services), he is in Edgemead as well. Wemmerspan Rd IIRC. 082 nine28 32one0
    Thank you. I contacted him, but he does not do auto electrical work.
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