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Old 03-13-2018, 01:53 PM   #9
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Default Re: Alternator not exciting

Originally Posted by pbishop View Post
Had that problem after my Coupe sat for a year. You can 'excite' the alternator if it has been lost. I just looked up 'How to excite alternator' on YouTube. Pulled off little black cap on top of alternator and touched wire from output connection on back of alternator to the outside lead. Problem solved.
yes I never thought about this. if you are running a one wire alt they can loose there field strength if sitting to long. a quick touch with a while while running to the field post and boom away they go usually
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