Old School electrical question..
OK.. we are talking 1965 stuff here...
As you know.. my convertible left me stranded the other day... I had had the alternator checked to rebuild... ok, bad voltage regulator... replaced that... everything else ok.. .battery included.
If you test my system.. the alternator is only putting out 12.2 volts or so, and it needs to be 14..
Took the car back to the shop that checked the alternator, he rechecked it and said that it was ok... he has told me that the "Alt" light on the dash is not working, and I need to replace the bulb. Evidently, that light is part of a circuit, and if the bulb is out.. the circuit is open, and the alternator can not send the voltage it needs to send to other places..
Just checked the bulb... it's ok... replaced it anyway... not working. Wires look good, grounds that I can see look ok... I replaced the starter silonid ( sp) on the inner fender... still no change. I have been told that I wired the alternator back ok..
Where would you check next?
2000 Stage 2 Taurus SEL
1971 Ranchero GT - "Catch the Spirit!"
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