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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 03, 02:55 AM Thread Starter
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ok i posted a few days ago and then found out that there was a tech reference about what i needed to do... so i hooked it up like i was suppose to but im only getting 3 amps but getting the right amount of volts?? whats wrong? any one know?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 03, 05:43 AM
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I'm not exactly sure what you are asking....

I'll assume that you changed from a 10DN externally regulated alternator to a 10SI or 12SI internally regulated alternator and you followed the tech reference section that informed you to jumper the blue wire/brown wire from the external regulator plug together and hook up the red wire(voltage sensing wire) from the new alternator to the alternator output terminal.

Is this what you did? If so please give us more info on how you measured 3 amps and what voltage you measured(and from what source, battery, alternator, horn relay, etc) that was incorrect and what it was.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 03, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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ok sorry about the poor description i was in a rush for class. ok so i did what the tech ref. said i hooked the brown and blue up at the old reg. spot, and took a new wire and hooked it from + of the alternator to the internal regulator (which is the right side if your lookin at the back of it, and then left the blu wire. the alternator is a DL7133 from autozone. the idiot light is still on and im only running 2 to 3 amps... im not for sure whats going on but someone has had to run into this problem one time or another... hopfully

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 03, 04:45 AM
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OK....

Terminal #1(on the right if looking at the back) on a 10SI or 12SI alternator is the voltage sensing wire. The tech ref says to connect that wire to the output terminal on the back of the alternator. Terminal #2(on the left if looking at the back) is power for the voltage regulator and should be getting power based on the jumper that you made at the old external regulator plug. You can test this with the key on, make sure that the wire to terminal #2 has power.


The part where you are losing me is when you say that you are only getting 2 or 3 amps. Do you mean that you are measuring the current from the output terminal of the alternator and it is only putting out 2-3 amps? Or are you reading a gauge in the car....like the factory type ammeter guage?

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 03, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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well i took it to auto zone and the put this tester thing on it. they connect the tester at the positve of the battery, the negative of the battery and then have a clamp thing that goes around the battery cable that goes down to the starter. hope that helps i still cant really figure this out.. maybe i cant do it with this alternator dont know
thanks for the help paulm

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1968 Camaro RS/SS
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1971 Camaro RS
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1971 Camaro SS (numbers matching)
350 (270hp ss)
2001 Camaro SS LS1 SLP
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 29th, 03, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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took off mroe tape down the wires and found a green wire that was in teh cluster that went to the alternator, wheres this go or what is it for?
my guess is its for the other side of teh idiot light?? maybe dont know wheres it go
thanks a ton

1968 Camaro
383 stroker
1968 Camaro RS/SS
355 SBC
1971 Camaro RS
350 SBC
1971 Camaro SS (numbers matching)
350 (270hp ss)
2001 Camaro SS LS1 SLP
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 03, 12:33 PM
 
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I think the green one is for the temp sender (in the left head). Its just in the harness because it runs close by.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 1st, 03, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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k now what still same problem ruquikr you were right. does this kinda wiring work for all internal regulated alternators? thats the only thign i can think of.
thanks

1968 Camaro
383 stroker
1968 Camaro RS/SS
355 SBC
1971 Camaro RS
350 SBC
1971 Camaro SS (numbers matching)
350 (270hp ss)
2001 Camaro SS LS1 SLP
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 03, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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ok i took the alternator to auto zone had it tested and it worked fine, so i went out an bought a mulitmeter. checked up on some things running close to 15-16 volts not running the electirc fan and 12 running the fan. ok now i went and pulled off both terminal wires(blue and white that have been rewired) so i hooked the white on back up ( one that is coming off of the batt terminal) got a constant volt, but when i hooked up the blue wire the gen light came on...
im not for sure at all what this means but maybe it will help someone figure out my problems
thanks please try to help

1968 Camaro
383 stroker
1968 Camaro RS/SS
355 SBC
1971 Camaro RS
350 SBC
1971 Camaro SS (numbers matching)
350 (270hp ss)
2001 Camaro SS LS1 SLP
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