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revisit the ground wire
Posted by AaronG [Email] (more from AaronG) on Tue, 9 Jan 2018 13:10:57
In Reply to: alternator not charging, brownetowner, Mon, 8 Jan 2018 12:40:09
If the bulb illuminates when you turn the key but is off while running, AND you aren't charging, most of the time it is the ground.
You CANNOT verify the condition of the ground by simply looking at the end on the alternator. It can break internally. It lives a tough life.
Try jumping a new ground for the alternator. Easiest spot is one of the case bolts on the alternator body to one of the dipstick mount bolts. Use a meaty wire. I wouldn't use thinner than 12 gauge.
Making the new ground takes all of 5 minutes, but if you want to test before you start, you could just run a jumper cable from the alternator body to the neg post on battery, but it needs to make good contacts
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Posts in this Thread:
- alternator not charging, brownetowner, Mon, 8 Jan 2018 12:40:09
- Brushes worn?, tweetiedancer, Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:46:15
- Re: alternator not charging, Jawerdna , Wed, 10 Jan 2018 07:11:42
- revisit the ground wire, AaronG, Tue, 9 Jan 2018 13:10:57 <-- Viewing This Message
- Dash light must work for charging circuit, Notnoel , Mon, 8 Jan 2018 18:24:47
- bulb is OK, brownertowner, Tue, 9 Jan 2018 04:06:49
- Re: alternator not charging, StoicBlue87 , Mon, 8 Jan 2018 14:33:39
- Re: alternator not charging, JerseySaab , Mon, 8 Jan 2018 13:03:35
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