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Old 05-19-2013, 02:46 AM   #1
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Soooo my car keeps dying. I need a jump every time i start my car. And my voltage gauge is only reading 11 when driving. Im not sure if i have me alternator hooked up right so any one with a l6 with a alternator not a generator post a pick of the back of it and what color wires come out would be really help full! But is my battery bad too? Or is it just because im not producing enough to charge my battery? Im at a loss i have a new regulator and all new wiring so thats not the problem
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:55 AM   #2
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ok first you should have between 13.5 and 15 volts when the engine is running, if not then likely you have a dead alternator. take the car to your local auto parts store and have them check the charging system, and do a load test on your battery as well.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:49 PM   #3
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Its a new alternator
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:20 PM   #4
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that doesnt mean anything.
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That is very true! Haha ill take it ad see what they say
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:32 PM   #6
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My alternator is fine
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Make sure your battery cable terminals are clean and you engine block ground is good.
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The grounds are all good battery was tested and is fine
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double check grounds. block and chassis . check regulator , open reg can drain battery .
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All grounds are good i know the wiring to alt was wrong
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:23 PM   #11
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so i found some wiring diagrams so is some one could tell me where the wires connect on their alt that would be great!!
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Try this.
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Soo i still havent gotten it figured out... My battery and alternator have been tested and both passed i changed up my wiring and still nothing... If i unhook my battery while the car is running and it shuts off is the alternator suppose to support the engine ?
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yes the alternator should support the engine with the battery disconnected.
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So my wiring is wrong then?
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Post a picture of how you have it wired. Make it as clear as possible. Make sure the wire colors show.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:49 PM   #17
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Well thats the problem its not factory wiring i got a painless wiring harness and all it had was a wire to go to the stator on the voltage regulator and thats it. I have all the wiring diagrams that i need for stock wiring i just cant decipher it
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Does the Painless diagram give a description of what each wire does? Maybe we can compare to what the factory wires did.
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All it shows is a brown wire to the alternator



And this is what it says the brown wire is for
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You have an original multi-wire alt? They make a single wire newer one, that's probably what you need.
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Are one wires bad?
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Are one wires bad?
No they're better put out more amps.
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What is a one wire? Just on wire going to the battery ?
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What is a one wire? Just on wire going to the battery ?
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I found one on summit
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Cool. I'd go with Summit, I was just looking for an example.
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I got my alternator today and put it in its to late to drive it but i turned it on for a second and at 12 at my gauge.
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Awesome, sounds good so far, hopefully you get running again.
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12 volts is not charging. I don't think one wires work any different. You should be at 14 volts or more. Anybody know otherwise?
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Im at work now so i still havent drivin it but my battery is fully charged so i think thats the problem. Also when i gave it gas i had more volts charging
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That's the part I don't know about one wires. Maybe they don't charge well at idle. It could be normal. Somebody with experience?
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some alternators dont put out much current at idle, usually the older ones dont.
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some alternators dont put out much current at idle, usually the older ones dont.
Its a new one wire? Does that effect it?

Also it doesnt have a regulator ? Should i have one?
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What's it doing now? Have you driven it yet?
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