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alternator not charging

My alternator doesn't seem to be charging. The car cranked over slow this morning and now won't start after a 15 minute drive to work.

Is the alternator externally regulated on an 87 944?
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check to see if the alternator lite comes on when you turn on the key, could be a bad bulb and that will keep the batt from charging.

internally and the vr can be replaced on mine, not sure on the later one's.
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Changed the reg, cleaned the terminals - all good.
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