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· hobby or addiction?
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My truck quit charging the battery, so i ordered an alternator off the internet. It was used btw. But i put it on and its still not charging. I havent even looked at it since the day i put it on, but where is the voltage regulator, or did i just get another bad alternator? Its a 98 with a 408 btw...
 

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just disconnect the alternator-to-battery wire from the alternator, start the truck, and put a fluke/multimeter on the stud and see what its puttin out for juice.
 

· the blue blur...
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my 03 did this once...i went through two alternators before discovering the cable that connects to the alternator had gone bad and had basically burnt up somehow at the terminal. not saying that is your problem, but cover all the bases before you buy anything else.
 
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