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Old 03-04-2004, 05:59 PM
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testing voltage regulator

I recently got a rebuilt alt on my 87 ford 5.0, but now it appears as if my battery is just not charging at all. I heard a rumor that you can jumper two of the three wires on the regulator together to force the alt to continuously charge, but i'm not sure which of the 3 wires i should connect.....

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Never heard of that....Do you mean, energizing thr regulator, but putting 12 volts to it?

Atre you sure that its hooked up properly?

Why do you say its not charging? Have you put a voltmeter on it, while running? Should be 14+ volts.
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Jumper wire the armature and field pins on the regulator connector and this will give you full field output for alternator output test. Don't run it that way too long.
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