Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: alternator help
Pull the little wire from the alternator, ground it, turn on the ignition and see if the light comes on. If it does not, then there is a problem in the bulb circuit. If it does, then there is a problem with the brush/slip ring circuit in the alternator.
Use another bulb, wire from battery positive to the bulb then bulb to alternator where the small wire connects. If the bulb lights, then the alternator should charge when you start the engine.
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