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brought a st3 focus on a 06 plate about 6 months ago, been very pleased with the car only has 18k on the clock,

last night battery warning light came on, managed to nurse it back to my work, but lost power steering.

Is the alternator a common problem,

also what to you think the chances of getting the alternator replaced for free, car came with 3 month warranty, so thats out, but to not think an alternator should fail afetr only 18,000 miles

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Chris
 

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If you pay your £10'er you can add your name to the ever growing list of alternator failures.
 

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Also i think the garage you got it from will fob you off as your well out you warranty less you can try giving them the puppy eyes
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I also read its a very expensive job but as above pay £10 and you will find out everythin you need and also were the best place and price is to buy.

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QUOTE(symbolism @ 15 Nov 2009, 06:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>pais the tenner going to investigate

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QUOTE(symbolism @ 15 Nov 2009, 05:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>brought a st3 focus on a 06 plate about 6 months ago, been very pleased with the car only has 18k on the clock,

last night battery warning light came on, managed to nurse it back to my work, but lost power steering.

Is the alternator a common problem,

also what to you think the chances of getting the alternator replaced for free, car came with 3 month warranty, so thats out, but to not think an alternator should fail afetr only 18,000 miles

regards

Chris

Mine died about two months ago, Batt light, loss of P steering, burning smell, £350 later, was fixed......its as common as S**T in a sewer.......Mine was at 18000 miles too, its about every 3 years or 20k seems to be the norm....
When you become a member you will see just how common a problem...good luck fella, OH yes,
 

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Mine was an 06 at 20500, £170 for part from ford then £100 for "Mates rates" fittment at private garage.

I had batt light and buring smell but didnt lose power steering.... It is quite common although ford tell you its not!
 
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