Question about 1993 Plymouth Colt Vista
Only getting battery voltage when car is running. Alternator tests good at Auto Zone. They say its the voltage regulator but don't carry one. Where is it located? Where do the two wires in the alternator plug go? I want to run new wires to see if an open wire could be the problem.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
how did you know you do not have an output?
it is not charging?
the voltage of the battery is still below 13 volts?
have you rev it up a little bit?
some alternators , specially the big ones would like to work at a little bit high rpm specially if it's charging a big battery.
let me know what happen.
tnx 4 using fixya,
Posted on Oct 04, 2008
Disconnect the battery, disconnect the red wire on the alternator stud, disconnect the (2) wire connector on the alternator. Reconnect the battery, turn the ignition to the run position, check both red wires and the brown at the alternator and make sure there is voltage on all wires.
Per your description, I believe you will not have voltage on one or both of the large red wires.
Let me know.
Posted on May 09, 2009
Just to make it clear...I didn't say that the regulator was drawing power, ranthe that if the alternator checked out, the regulator may not be allowing it to charge properly.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
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