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Username Post: Voltage regulator ?        (Topic#354209)
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12-04-18 11:13 AM - Post#2753346    

Any suggestion as to which way is correct for the “isolator” to face? Thanks in advance, Lamar

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Looks like the metal side of the “isolator” faces engine compartment.

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12-04-18 11:20 AM - Post#2753347    
    In response to PLS

From the picture from the shop manual, the metal part goes up against the grounding strap. You can see the metal through the ground strap holes.

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Edited by acardon on 12-04-18 11:22 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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12-04-18 12:05 PM - Post#2753352    
    In response to acardon

Thank you, Don, for your reply. I to felt that the picture from the manual shows the correct position but the reason for asking was in the other two pictures that I took you can see that the metal part is on the back. Years ago, I removed the front wiring harness with the regulator intact and after getting the new wiring harness I just cleaned the regulator up but didn’t remove the isolators and the one that I am holding was missing and I found it later on in all my “stuff”. I feel sure that at some point in the last 56 years I probably had to change the regulator and when I did, I installed the isolators the wrong way. Thanks again, Lamar

Edited by PLS on 12-04-18 03:21 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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12-06-18 02:58 PM - Post#2753654    
    In response to PLS

Lamar thank you very much for posting this because i had a problem with mine. Sure enough those were isolators were in wrong. I had a clicking sound coming from the regulator when i connected the battery. Now no clicking again thank you very much. Vin

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12-06-18 06:27 PM - Post#2753679    
    In response to VIN 58

Vin, you are more than welcome and I'm just glad when I am able to help, I sure get plenty here , Lamar


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