Hi, I currently own a Vauxhall Zafira Elegance dTI, made 09/2000 on an X registration plate. The car has done just over one hundred thousand miles and I do all the serving myself.
I have recently had an electrical problem, which only occurs every three to four months, where I try to start the car and it attempts to turn over and the rev needle and speedo needle become erratic and move from there stationary position on zero anti-clockwise.
Luckily ther has been enough power in the battery to finally get it started, once turned off it is fine.
Anyway, researching on varius websites, the conclusion is the alternator not functioning correctly, I have fitted a new battery, but the indicator on the unit is not stating fully charge or ok.
Having looked at the alternator, Vauxhall have used external torx bolt heads, can anyone advise the size and socket I need to complete the job and other specialist tools I may need ?
Could it also be an earth fault?
Thanks for any advise you can give to me,