A plea for urgent help please

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  1. DebsD

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    Hi funsters. A long shot I know but we are currently at Stop 24 Services Folkestone. Went to start up MH only to eventually be told by breakdown service that the alternator is pooped. As we were on our way to France we really would love to get it fixed down here and continue rather than get recovered back to Merseyside then have to get fixed and drive back down. Does anyone happen to know anywhere that may be able to help us ? Many thanks in anticipation and hope. Debs
     
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    What is the vehicle make?
     
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    Fiat ducato 2.5 tdi. 1996 year
     
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    @scousebird can you ask your Alan if knows of anywhere (your neck of the woods)?
     
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    its an easy fix,and a alternator can be sourced at any motor factors,try halfords? have you got a genny that you can charge your battery with?
     
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    Hi Chris. Yeah am just waiting to call Halford when they open. No genny unfortunately so it's hit and miss as to whether we can get it started if we find someone who can fix it.
     
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    might be an idea to buy a new battery as well as an alternator at least you will able to drive somewhere to get it repaired.
     
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    Can't think of anywhere in particular but there must be somewhere in Folkestone. Ask the staff in the services if they know of anywhere local. @GWAYGWAY or @shunter may be able to help if they are looking in.

    Hope you get it sorted
     
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    and google motorfactors in folkstone
    motor parts direct
    Address: Unit 2, N Close, Shorncliffe Ind Est, Folkstone, Kent CT20 3UH
    Phone:01303 240825
     
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    Thanks Chris. Will get onto that one. Thanks Scouse bird and big map also. All help appreciated. Just going to start the phone around
     
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    Let us know how you get on
     
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    Will do. Thx again
     
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    if all else fails,as i have nothing planned today,i can source an alternator in oxford and drive down to folkstone and fit it and charge you battery,and get you on your way(y)
     
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    What a lovely offer @chrisgreen
     
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    Chris. You are amazing. Let me see if anyone local can do anything rather than put you to that trouble but to ty ty !
     
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    Anothe Halfords near you is off M20 J10 ...
     
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    @chrisgreen you're a star - brought tears to my eyes at your generous offer
     
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    check on parking times at Stop 24 as I'm sure that it is a couple of hours at most.
     
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    Thx gus. We're ok there. Have paid to park :)
     
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