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Old 04-24-2004, 12:06 AM
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hey everyone! electrical problem! Help please!

Hey everyone, im new to the site, and i have a really annoying problem thatmaybe one of you can help me with. I just rebuilt a 451 stroker for my duster and for some reason after i put it back i, i cant get a charge on the battery, i checked the alt. and its fine, but somewhere between there and the amp gauge, the juice is dissapearing! Any ideas?

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Old 04-24-2004, 12:15 AM
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Have you tested the battery? Even a new one can have a bad cell and keep it from holding a charge.
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Internal or external regulator? If external, change it.


Did you wire the alternator back up right when you put the motor back in?
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i wired it back up the way it was when i pulled it out, im gonna try a diff. amp gauge, i heard that if its bad it could also be the problem. can ya tell i hate electrical work? it either shocks me or catches on fire lo l
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Did you try changing the regulator?
Did you put a voltmeter on the alternator?.....should get 14 to 14.5 volts.
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Old 04-29-2004, 01:01 AM
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Cool success!

after almost an hour of headscratching, i forgot that one of the little connector tabs on the alt. got broke when i pulled it off my old 440, i hooked it up to the other end that is still there and voila! charging once again. i love it when i do something as stupid as that and dont have to spend any moeny to fix it!
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For a good safe car use a voltmeter.
Amp gauges fail easy and then put what ever amps your alternator put out to the dash.
Most dash fires are from AMP gauges.
They are not legal in cars made after 1970.. Buy NTSB standards
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