Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: Voltage regulator?
Forgot, there is one other somewhat common alternator problem with the LT. The small wire from the dash alternator light sometimes works loose, and does not always make good contact. The current through the light is the exicitation current for the rotor. Check that the bulb lights when you turn on the ignition, before you start the engine. If it does not, the alternator may or may not start charging, depending if there is enough residual magnetism in the rotor to kick start it. The exicitation voltage to the rotor is the "bootstrap" to get it going, then the charge voltage produced by the alternator takes over, turning off the light.
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