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zodman

Resolving a charging issue

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Hi all,

 

Just leaving this as a reference file for others. I recently had an issue with a dead battery that led me to suspect the voltage regulator was the culprit. After testing the battery's ability to hold a charge, the alternator became the prime suspect. After finally freeing the alternator, I examined the voltage regulator to see it wasn't making a decent contact with the alternator spindle. It was ground down too far. Reason: Positive Battery post wasn't tightened down enough leading to the VR over-working itself. Alternator itself tests out ok.

Note from the attached picture the faulty VR on the left and the new replacement VR on the right. New VR costs about $40 with shipping.

 

z

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