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  1. Can I fit a 90 amp instead of 70?
  2. Thanks. The first one I posted is advertised as new and it's only £53. I'm reluctant to pay more really, the usual cost on new ones approaches 1/3 of the value of the car.😒 If I compare the manufacturer number with the numbers on the second one, it would seem it fits, but I have no guarantee. Waiting to hear from the seller.
  3. Ok, so I'm sending it back. I found this one on ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TO-FIT-TOYOTA-YARIS-MK1-1-0-1-3-16v-inc-VVTi-1999-2005-NEW-90A-ALTERNATOR-/164233126672 I'm trying to confirm if it would fit my car. No reference part numbers are provided, except it just says FOHRENBUHL FA5038. Contacted the seller but if they are unable to provide it, I'll again be buying from description only. I tried to find another one like this, and found here https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALTERNATOR-FA5038-OE-1022118010-TOYOTA-YARIS-1999-2005-/264758674770 Is it the same? Also says FA
  4. 👍 👍 👍 I've messaged the seller. Will post here again if there are any issues.
  5. I've PM-ed you the VIN.
  6. Brilliant thanks @flash22, will do that. I hope this was a genuine mistake on the seller's part. Can I ask how/where do I find that the correct number is HA1455? Is there any way of knowing exactly which alternator I need to buy without taking the old one out first (as you say there are 3)? Do I search by VIN?
  7. Ok. Suppose I open a dispute on ebay with the seller saying wrong part supplied. The seller says "no, it's right, it's for Toyota". What do I say to them? "No, it's not."? That may not be enough if I ask ebay to step in. See what I mean? I have to be able to provide proof.
  8. Thanks. It's VNK. But what I actually want to do is how do I prove the listing description was misleading? I can only think of using the part number on it and proving it's actually a part for Ford. I'm going to write to the seller first before contacting ebay, but I'm just preparing for the eventuality that he won't refund.
  9. The original listing has the description in the title and details as above, for Toyota. It's from a private seller who said bought from garage but never used. It's either a mistake or it's deliberate.
  10. Guys, I'd appreciate your help. I needed to change alternator on my Yaris (2002) (see here). I found a cheaper one on ebay advertised as second-hand but new, never used. I went by the description - TOYOTA YARIS MK1 1.0 16V Alternator 1999-2005 PETROL 1SZ-FE ALTERNATOR NONAIRCON. I bought it, took it to the garage to fit and was told it's the wrong part. Now, I don't know about car parts that much but would think that if the description fits my car (and it does) then it should be ok. Now, the seller said no returns, so I'm guessing I can fall back on Ebay guarantee and claim
  11. Thanks for the info everyone, very helpful. I'm unable to do repairs myself but at least now I know what to look for and hopefully this will bring the costs down.
  12. Thank you both. Stevie's explanation makes sense to me. The exhaust must have been patched the last time the car had a service, but I wasn't told about the repair. Replacing the exhaust manifold and gasket sounds like an expensive job to me, taking into account the age of the car and its worth. I was still hoping to be able to sell it but maybe it's reaching the end of its days. Can the bearings on the alternator be replaced without changing the alternator itself?
  13. Thanks. I'll see if I can check the pump. No A/C.
  14. Dear Toyota enthusiasts! I hope someone will be able to help me with a problem (or couple of problems - not sure if they are connected) with my Yaris 1.0 (2002). I have added a link to a short video below to illustrate it. A couple of months ago, I noticed a (sort of) high pitched sound that goes with the engine revs, sometimes it will appear straight away on ignition, sometimes later. Somebody suggested to me that could be a bearing on the alternator, and that I'd have to put in a new alternator soon. I haven't noticed any issues with battery charge. I do very low mileage and
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