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Charging problems

I purchased and installed a new (rebuilt) alternator from a source we all know and love...

Charging lite stays on, 11.38 volts at the battery during 2000 RPM idle...

Used a voltmeter and picked up the red wire in the plug on the harness from the Alternator that connects to the relay board and a ground...Getting a strange reading of less than 1 volt...

Voltage Regulator original...

Any ideas...

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Is everything connected? Say, the red wire from the alternator perhaps not hooked up to the stud on the starter solenoid?

Uhh, not that I did that myself.

More than once.

In a row...

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Dave:

As we speak, I am down loading and printing the diagrams from your site...Everything is hooked up correctly according to the Haynes diagram...And I (like you) never have to re-connect anything, I always get it right the first time...

However, Murphy and I are going to check and recheck this project over the next few days, step by step, to make sure...

My concern is that I am only getting a few volts to the plug on the relay board and in my opinion, I should be getting at least 13.XXX...

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Dave:

Fixed it...As usual, I was the problem...

I had a new quad gauge built by NHS (and yes it's a thing of beauty) and it has an LED bulb instead of the incandescent normally used...They gave me a diagram on how to slave a regular bulb "in-line" to make the system work...

But I choked, hooked it up wrong and was therefore getting bumpkis out of the system because the element in the bulb was not in the system...

Murphy and I re-wired the system behind the new gauge and "What do ya know" it works just like it's supposed to...


Thanks for all your help...

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