<VV> Charging problem
kovacsmj at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 15 12:39:40 EST 2019
Dave, Thanks, I did clean all the connectors and used dielectric grease on all of them. Perhaps I'll revisit the main wire-connector located in the drivers side corner of the engine compartment. It gave me a problem in the past because one of the plastic snaps is broken. Although I can, I hate to pull the wire connectors out of the plastic.
I'll dig through my stash for better a plastic connector and see if I want to replace it
On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 10:47:43 AM EST, David Heath <dheath at vanceandhines.com> wrote:
I had a similar problem with my '65 a few years ago. I had a couple spare alternators and a few more spare regulators (both the stock style and also all-electronic). I swapped out all sorts of combinations - sometimes it would work and sometimes it would not. Sometimes it would be over-voltage and sometimes no-charge. Never anything consistent. Finally, after much head scratching, I figured that the feedback signals were not actually getting to the regulator reliably. I checked the connectors going to the regulator and the copper was all very dark brown and ugly. I clipped a wire and stripped back a little. Still ugly. I think I had to cut about 1 to 1.5" off the end of each wire before I got to good copper. I put new terminals on the ends and reinstalled. Everything has worked fine since. I think moisture is wicked down the copper strands and slowly corrodes the wire ends.
David HeathCypress, CA'65 Coupe 140/4
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