Need help please with an electrical headake - Page 2 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Electrical
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 01-26-2006, 04:01 PM
docvette's Avatar Moderator
Last wiki edit: Rebuild an alternator Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lafayette, california
Age: 63
Posts: 7,360
Wiki Edits: 12

Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
Doc here,

On today's vehicles It IS a disaster..!!

Even on the most MODEST Vehicle today..If you reverse polarity, you will let the smoke out of :

The Alternator Diodes
The Regulator
The Dizzy Module (ECM)
The Computer
The CD/RADIO player
The Digital Clock
Any electronic Controls for Climate control..
The Instrument Cluster

Light bulbs aren't picky about what direction the power comes from, nor are things like flasher units, switches and the like..

But a DC motor with a reverse polarity SHOULD have turned backwards.. (Go figure?) ....

Imagine turning your heater on and watching all the stuff on the floor getting sucked up into it?

Years ago...hundreds of years ago..When I was in the Marine Corps, The Guys in the motor pool would Reverse push start them backwards in 5 th gear to get the engine to run Backwards (multi~fuels I guess weren't picky about which way they ran either)..and leave them Idling on the line..the poor driver would get in and discover he has 10 speeds backwards and one forward..


Aftermarket Solutions
Electronic & Electrical
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links

Recent Electrical posts with photos
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:44 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.