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Ken ''KD'' Roy

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Charging System Help!!
I need help with a little troubleshooting.
My battery keeps going dead when I?m using the car.
Here?s what I?ve done.

1. When I charge the battery with a charger, the car starts great.
2. When I put a voltmeter on the freshly charged battery, it shows 13volts.
3. When I rev the engine, the voltmeter doesn?t fluctuate, it stays at 13
volts.
4 When I remove the 2 wires from the generator &
replace it with one wire from the D to F terminal,
then put a voltmeter from the terminal to ground & rev the engine,
the voltmeter moves up, indicating the generator is OK.

It kind looks like a regulator problem,
but I don?t remember how to troubleshoot it.
Any ideas?????
Thanks in advance????..Ken Roy kdroy@hotmail.com

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Ed Price

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken 'KD' Roy" <kdroy@hotmail.com>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2003 12:23 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] charging system


> Charging System Help!!
> I need help with a little troubleshooting.
> My battery keeps going dead when I?m using the car.
> Here?s what I?ve done.
>
> 1. When I charge the battery with a charger, the car starts great.
> 2. When I put a voltmeter on the freshly charged battery, it shows
13volts.
> 3. When I rev the engine, the voltmeter doesn?t fluctuate, it stays at 13
> volts.
> 4 When I remove the 2 wires from the generator &
> replace it with one wire from the D to F terminal,
> then put a voltmeter from the terminal to ground & rev the engine,
> the voltmeter moves up, indicating the generator is OK.
>
> It kind looks like a regulator problem,
> but I don?t remember how to troubleshoot it.
> Any ideas?????
> Thanks in advance????..Ken Roy kdroy@hotmail.com



Just replace the regulator.

And if that doesn't fix it, then you have a wiring problem from regulator to
generator.

Ed
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a_colo_native

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--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Ken 'KD' Roy" <kdroy@h...>
wrote:
> Charging System Help!!
> I need help with a little troubleshooting.
> My battery keeps going dead when I'm using the car.
> Here's what I've done.

Ken,

You have already done the tests, your results show the regulator has
gone to the great parts bin in the sky. It's a 90% chance it's the
reg. and 10% it's wiring as Ed pointed out.

John
 

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