Alternator ailments resolved
knealeski at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jun 28 09:50:33 EDT 2007
I found all the connections "grubby" with corrosion, some of it rusty orange and some that pretty bright green. But the main issue is that the regulator brushes were fully extended--no more room to travel. Worn out, in other words. I'm having the local Bosch repair center renew the bearings, clean out the housing (I found pine needles had worked their way into the housing through the air plumbing) and generally bring it back to "like new".
Thanks to all the responders.
Kurt Deschler <desch at alum.wpi.edu> wrote:
I would definitely check the exciter wire at the splice near the RF
headlight. On both of my T44s, I replaced this with a solid weatherprof
crimp. Also measure voltage on the alternator ans starter posts. One of my
cars had a large drop across these cables and I ended up replacing the one
from the alternator to the starter. Cleaning the terminal connections may
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