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Re: voltage variance, '89 100Q

On 16 Dec 1996, Paul C. Waterloo wrote:

> I bet you have a bad diode in your alternator. It is a three phase generator,
> that has a full wave rectifier that converts it to DC.
> I'd take it off, bring it to a local alternator shop, have them troubleshoot it
> and put in a new regulator if required.

Ill bet its regulator brushes and/or dirty slip rings. At idle, you arent 
exciting the field enough for the rectifier. If it goes away at rpm, 
thats exactly what it is. A bad diode wouldnt go away.

Bob D'Amato SNET 300 George St. New Haven, CT 06510 203-771-7081
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