i tried that. at idle alternator charging at 12.65 volts no load on alt.
voltage from alt frame to car frame .03 volts
at idle with brites and a/c alt charging at 11.71 volts and still
.03 volts from alt frame to car frame.
ps i tried that because you told me to.
what else do you think?
forgot to add, at fast idle with load
alt charging at 12.20 volts still .03volts
from alt frame to car frame
1. 2 field slip on connectors and one output post
2.the output voltage was at the battery. meter on + and - terminals
i'll test it at the out put stud in a few minutes and let you know what we
last nite i attached a wire straight from the battery(while the car was running)
and attached it to both field terminals. as i understand it, this should have maxed
out the alt. all i got was 11.92 volts.
what else could it be other than something weird going on in the alternator?
unless you got something else, i think i'll change it out. i think that you have
earned the money, but if you can think of anything else, i'm all ears.
thanks, i'll try that at lunch and let you know. i sure appreciate the help.
one of the mechanics i work with found a bad conncection in the firewall wir bundle.
it would not start. he bypassed the wire and now is charging at 13+ amps.
i am satisfied with your help. thanks again.