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stevea54
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stevea54
11-25-18 10:23 AM - Post#2752306    

hi fellas been away from working on this car for awhile due to injury had probloms with dash wiring put in a new battery and alternater now car will not charge ? also wanted to ask can you use an idler bearing kit with power steering thanks steve.
acardon
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acardon
11-25-18 12:44 PM - Post#2752317    

What type alternator, internal or external regulator? Why did you change the alternator? Was it charging before you changed it? What is the voltage at the alternator output terminal with the engine running and without it running? Does the "gen" light stay on?
I'm pretty sure you can use a bearing kit in the PS idler arm, but why would you want to?
Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)

stevea54
Silver Supporting Member
Posts 19
stevea54
11-25-18 09:36 PM - Post#2752367    

it is an internal regulated alternater checked with voltmeter only got a reading of 11.5 volts the old artenater was bad pretty sure gen light does not stay on I pulled the cluster taking wires off the ignition switch with a volt meter on still no charge should the car stop running when the pink acc wire is pulled from ignition switch? don't think it should thanks steve.
acardon
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acardon
11-26-18 08:21 AM - Post#2752396    

  • Quote:
pretty sure gen light does not stay on



OK, does the gen light come on at all? The gen light connects to #1 terminal of the alternator and "excites" the alternator to start it charging.
No, it shouldn't die when the pink wire is disconnected from the ignition switch.
Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)

stevea54
Silver Supporting Member
Posts 19
stevea54
11-26-18 04:28 PM - Post#2752452    

no problems with gen light think I might have to replace dash harness and after market ato fuse panel thanks for responding steve.
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