C3 2011, Alternator replacement

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lkprta
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C3 2011, Alternator replacement

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Hello all! I am having alternator issues with my 2011 C3 1.6 HDi.
The question I have for you all is if it would be a problem to replace my current alternator which is a start stop version with a normal generic one?
If it is even possible for me to do so what could/would happen?
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Re: C3 2011, Alternator replacement

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

Hi, and :welc: to the forum.

I don't know the stop/start system well, but I do know some vehicles use the alternator as both the generator AND the starter. Normal alternators cannot do this, so it may be that a generic one would not work in your vehicle.
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Re: C3 2011, Alternator replacement

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lkprta wrote:
10 Aug 2021, 15:41
Hello all! I am having alternator issues with my 2011 C3 1.6 HDi.
The question I have for you all is if it would be a problem to replace my current alternator which is a start stop version with a normal generic one?
If it is even possible for me to do so what could/would happen?
If you have an A51 C3 like this:
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.... that has Stop and Start system then it will have a reversible alternator which is a specific requirement for this vehicle. You can't replace it with a standard alternator. The specific type of reversible alternator is also dependent on the engine fitted, so best check with your dealer.