View single post by Jim DeClerck
 Posted: 12-15-2006 12:56 am
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Jim DeClerck

Joined: 03-16-2005
Location: Huntington Beach, California USA
Posts: 73
Update to my 5/26 note:  I installed the new ignition lamp socket and bulb which, with the ignition switch on, permits current to flow through the Lucas alternator exciter wire and provide 12v to the alternator's small spade connector. Now the ignition light lights and there is 12v at the alternator end of the exciter wire.  So far, so good. 

  All else being OK, when I start the engine, the ignition light should go out and the alternator should charge the battery.  Neither happens.  I took the alternator to my local Auto Zone where it was put on the testing machine and was pronounced to be OK.  I'm going to have a test done at another shop and get a second opinion.  The PO did some wiring rerouting and shielding so there may be a problem with that.  Why can't guys leave well enough alone???