Peugeot 206 - Alternator Problem - Garry
Last October my father in law purchased a Diesel Peugeot 206 from a Peugeot Dealership. The Car is a Y Reg and has done average sort of mileage. He noticed as soon as he took delivery of the car that a vibration can be heard from the alternator when the car is started from cold and only disappears after the car has heated up, or a load is put on the alternator (even when cold), e.g. he switches the lights on.

He has had it into the garage in question (whilst well within the 6 months warranty expiry date) but the garage say that they will not replace the alternator under the warranty with a new or reconditioned one unless the existing alternator packs in.

My thoughts are that this vibration should not be occurring and the garage should be obliged to investigate and fix the problem (i.e. the vibration), however I may be wrong.

Does anyone have any views on this or experienced anything similar? Many thnaks.
Peugeot 206 - Alternator Problem - Ben79
Could the vibration be the accessory belt being too tight? Which diesel engine does it have as the belts are different?

Ben
Peugeot 206 - Alternator Problem - Mark (RLBS)
He better get down there and stamp his feet pretty hard. They should fix it. Suggest that they put another alternator on just to see if it is different.

But he should push - if it goes on too long it will get out of warranty, cause other damage or goodness knows what.



Peugeot 206 - Alternator Problem - Garry
Ben

Engine is 1.9, non turbo. Is the accessory belt a possibility?

Thanks
Peugeot 206 - Alternator Problem - Ben79
Before dad axed his 206 (1.4i 2000) it had a vibrating accessory belt tensioner.

The 1.9 is a proven engine used in many Pug and Cits, very reliable.

Ben
Peugeot 206 - Alternator Problem - DavidHM
If it's a Y plater with average mileage, shouldn't there be another year's transferrable manufacturer/dealer warranty on it?

I agree with Mark though. If it 'sort of' works, that's not nearly the same as saying that it does work, so they should replace it. I take it the dealer in question is either a Peugeot franchise or you've taken it to one for the work to be done?
 

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