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Bad voltage regulator???

I have been having a couple of electrical demons that might be blamed on a bad voltage regulator. The problem is I have replaced the old one when the new motor went in. I have added an aftermarket volt meter which is showing volts running at 14 sometimes and at other times the meter is pegged at 18+. I notice that when I am running high volts when I drop the RPMs the volts come back down but as soon as I get into the gas again they go back up.

I am also wondering about the voltage regulator install. I thought the regulator mounts to the radiator support directly to be grounded. I sanded the paint off to make sure I have a good connection. However I have seen some comments about rubber insulated screws (which my old regulator had). What is the correct install?

Thanks for the help in advance.

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Re: Bad voltage regulator???

Hop up to the Sticky at the top called "what is it, where is it" and click thru on the pics for the discussion. Im pretty sure the 67 and 68 had well nuts and then grounded with seperate ground wire to the rad support while the 69 bolted direct to the support for its grounds. The pics and discussion there can confirm this for you. Sounds like you need a new wells vr715 electronic regulator, less than $15

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Re: Bad voltage regulator???

Click is absolutely correct.

Those symptoms indicate a flacky ground on the regulator.

I had this exact problem once, it turned out there was so much new paint that the entire radiator support was not grounded!!





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Hey Jim can you edit that 'What is it' and insert wells vr715 somewhere as a recommended replacement, so I can remember that darn part number?

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maybe someday, I'm shot today... had to run to Eagle River, WI yesterday, left at noon, 5.5 hours there, 2 hours on site, home by 1 am.... dragging hard.

Good idea though. Are you sure that number isn't in the "troubleshooting the external reg charging system" article?





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Ahhh there it is, but since I didnt think to go there I missed it. Next time you are in editing mood, it would be good in the text next to the photo of the regulator too. That was a long day you had. If you go near Stevens Point someday, let me know.

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I apologize for my ignorance but I don't know what a sticky is. Can you please tell me where this sticky called "what is it, where is it" is located at?

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Mods can "stick" threads, so they stay permanently at the top of the forum.
If you go to electrical, you will see that the top 2 threads are sticky's, https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=70537 is a pictoral, and will eventually contain photo's of every electrical componant in all three years. https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=71062 contains a series of tech articles, written by me and others. Some provide an understanding of what electricity is and how it works, others provide troubleshooting info for various standard circuits on our cars.





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