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HI My car (gs300 1995) broke down last friday...

Battery failed to charge...all the lights came on....

I took to my local garage who fitted a new alternator...

but guess what it made no difference, looks like a sliping fan belt....

My point is.... I asked them to refund my money and they said that the old alternator would have been part of the problem and that it was not "Very Efficient"...

I thought an alternator worked or did not work, it's efficiency being related to rpm and coil windings... this would make it's efficiency a physical constant would it not ???

So I should get them to put the old one back and fix the real problem ...?

I had acually bought a new belt on Friday for the purpose of replacing the belt only...

Symptoms are... Air conditioning puts massive strain on belt and slows belt down.... Turn steering hard causes heaving stearing (also due to slipping belt)...

but even at speed the Battery does not seem to charge....

Possibly belt and Battery, but a "inefficient alternator "....?

anyone heard of that ?

What do people think ?

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