[V8] Alternator

cobram at juno.com cobram at juno.com
Wed Jul 18 22:01:22 EDT 2007

Huw's got a "quick and dirty" test: 
(near bottom of page.)

If you have an old rheostat you can use this to get variable voltage out
of a batter charger or transformer.

Check you connections, with special attention to the field/exciter
(usually blue) wire.

"Why Johnny Can't Read" - Now available on DVD.

"Mike Del Tergo" <mdeltergo at hotmail.com> writes:
> Got the dreaded brake/ABS/batt dash lights and new the alt was going. 
> Keeping the engine on rev (about 80 MPH) kept the idiot lights only 
> flickering. Made it most of the way home.  Pulled the voltage reg 
> and one of 
> the brishes was worn past spec and the other looked almost new but 
> best 
> guess was is was original.  Sure smacked of VR to me so I got a new 
> one and 
> no output at all from the alt. Is there any way to test the VR?  
> Infortunately the only one in towv was Chinese in origin so it is 
> suspect 
> but how can I bee sure alt or VR?
> thx
> Mike


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