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    Yet Another Christmas Dashboard...

    Hi everyone,

    This is my van: :-) a 1990 Toyota LiteAce GXL 4WD Turbo-Diesel 1970cc made in Japan and imported in New Zealand.

    Since a few days, I have a Christmas Dashboard, so I read a lot on this forum, and I check:
    - the fusible links: they are all in good shape
    - the famous leaking power steering pump above the alternator... but I don't have a power steering pump above my alternator! And there is no liquid or oil on it.
    - the connections behind the dashboard and everywhere where I saw a electric wire.


    Here some pics:

    The Christmas Dashboard:

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    The engine:

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    The alternator, which is special: it is also the vacuum pump for the brakes:

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    If anyone has an idea, I will be happy to know it :-)

    Cheers,
    Alex

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    Re: Yet Another Christmas Dashboard...

    That alternator is looking pretty crusty. If outside of your skill set, I would find someone to test the alternator for you either in the van or removed. Also it would be better to post this in one of the alternator/Christmas dash threads so all this info stays in one place. Maybe a moderator could move it.

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    Re: Yet Another Christmas Dashboard...

    Hi originalkwyjibo,

    Thank you for your answer, you were right! I solved the problem two days ago, and I was going to write the solution here soon.

    It was indeed the alternator, the rotor was dead, I removed it (not easy with the air and oil pipes of the vacuum pump!) and luckily find a new one in a wrecker.

    Cheers,
    Alex

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