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post #1 of 21 Old 06-03-2009, 03:33 AM Thread Starter
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Can I ask a silly question?

How do you get the battery out of front compartment on my Mondial?

I need a new one its just not holding its charge. But dont have a clue how to get it out. Is it a wheel off job, inner wheel arch out and then is there some sort of mysterious way of extracting it?

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How do you get the battery out of front compartment on my Mondial?

I need a new one its just not holding its charge. But dont have a clue how to get it out. Is it a wheel off job, inner wheel arch out and then is there some sort of mysterious way of extracting it?

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Your's should be about the same as mine. Need to remove the passenger's side front tire [right front].

in front of that wheel well, is a two screw cover, that faces back towards the wheel.

Remove the cover and there is the battery.

I've verified this but can't find a decent drawing. OH, BTW since your's is probably a EURO, just reverse the above sides

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Good response. I was waiting for your reply.

I think now you have him charged up!
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Rik

Good response. I was waiting for your reply.

I think now you have him charged up!

welcome: currently, I'm positive about my contribution.


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Darren, forgot to ask: IS your alternator up to task? Yours is easy to remove if needed, mine = 6 hours job. But you should have a comp. mech. put a tester on that while loaded and see if alternator is working.

also, keeping a charger on these isn't a bad idea also....I keep on both mine and lessens the worry.

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Why not call him on your cell and directly inquire?
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because that might be a negative input to an otherwise positive input.....don't want to be charged with battery.

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Then definitely keep an ion it!
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ohm thinking that's revolting

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I lead with the puns and now you tender additional remarks.
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NiCad'nt resist

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How many of those are you going to post???
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Dont know what Im more impressed with? the puns or the battery job....lol.

I did my alternator about a month ago, easy job had it re con'd for 100 and its charging well at 14.4 V

Ill get the damn battery off later and get a new one on.

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hi darren
hows your mondial going ? still enjoying it?
mines been on the road for a while now and apart from a few electrical niggles mine has been fine, to day i took it to birmingham from bristol so a round journey of about 200 miles, it seems to have a slight lag sometimes on accelleration but apart from thats its been great fun, and everywhere it goes you get people stopping and staring.mine is booked in for a new mohair hood as mine is a bit tatty and thin in places.
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Mines going great and still loving it. I put a new alterator on it myself and that made a great difference. The battery is not playing up. it loses charge so I dont know if is the battery or something draining it. seems to be losing 0.01 volts every half hour or so. Very strange. Its not been driven for about 5 days and I miss it.
I find any excuse to go out in it to be honest, even to asda for a bottle of wine. everybody does stop and stare and come over and ask questions.
Just bought myself another italian beauty for work, a silver alfa 166. Im fetching that tomora from down south. Cant wait.

Let me know if you are ever this way and we can meet up
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nice one, clarkson says every serious driver should own a alfa at least once.
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Hes right all petrol heads should own one once. Ive had a 155 and now for the 166. They are lovely cars you cant knock that but they do have a bit of reputation for being a bit ropey. Well I gotta fetch it today so we'll see. You get an awful lot of car for no money. This ones been well looked after has full mot and tax, with fsh and cambelt change so its a years free motoring the way I look at it. Its only for work I got the red one on drive for fun
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Good luck with the Alfa. I had a 2001 spider 2.0 TS for a fun car last year, kept if for about 6 months, never had any bother with it, and sold it for almost the same as I paid for it I wish I had kept it, I replaced it with a MGF 1.8i VVC, which cost me a fortune to repair when the cylinder head went

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archi: guessing that's what made you decide a Ferrari was a bargain.

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archi: guessing that's what made you decide a Ferrari was a bargain.
I wouldn't call any Ferrari a bargain, but I got a good deal on the latest one, even though it cost me 10 X what I paid for my MG. I only bought it because I had been miserable since I sold the 328, and I tried lots of other sports cars and roadsters but they just weren't the same, and a Ferrari is worth the extra cost if it makes me and my son happy again

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