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email@example.com (R Justin Andrews)
RJA> oops, it's and '84 anyways, I ran my car all day, ran fine.
RJA> got home, went to start it and nothing! DAMN IT! Tried changeing
RJA> alternator, brushes, condensor, nothing, now only my parking brake
<non-charging explanation deleted>
If it's an 84, it might be the wire that runs from
alternator up into the instument cluster. If this wire
is frayed or broken it won't send the "charge" signal.
Best fix is to just replace the entire wire, toughest
part of the operation is removing the steering wheel
to get at the back of the instrument cluster. When I
changed the alternator a few years ago (bought a Bosche
rebuilt..which turned out to be a brand spanking new
unit in a box marked rebuilt) I disturbed the wire
enough to cause the no charge condition. It was
a lesson in "if it aint broke.." because the only
reason I pulled the old alternator was because the
bearings were a little too loud.
... "Milhouse, we live in the age of cooties!" - Bart Simpson
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- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (R Justin Andrews)