I am troubleshooting a charging issue with my 69Z.I have to admit this is intimidating for me, I hate dealing with wiring issues... Anyway, I am getting 0V out of the alternator, I have replace the VR and even tried Jumping the Red and Brown wire at the VR and still nothing. I had the Alternator bench tested at Autozone and they tell me it is fine although I understand from reading some threads that their test may not be 100% accurate...
When I went to jump the red and brown wire on the VR I noticed that the red wire felt very thin and rubbery and also the plug at the VR looks like at some point it got very hot, see pic.
Now the car starts fine and seems to run fine until eventually the battery dies and it wont start. When that happens I charge the battery overnight and am fine again for a week or so.
So I have a few questions.
1. Can someone walk me through what and where I should be measuring and what I should be seeing?
2. Looking at the pic could the thin charred wire be causing my issue?
3. What is the round black thing on the wires, resistor?
4. Even if the pic is not my problem I think I would like to fix the wiring here, how would you go about fixing it? Just fix that wire and plug, engine compartment harness...
This is a matching numbers Z so I don't really want to hack it up if I don't have to but I do want it fixed. Any advice is appreciated