How to Field Wire an Alternator?

Answer It's reasonable to assume that car, or car parts manufacturers, come up with terminology to dissuade you from doing your own repairs on your car. The terms used for wiring alternators are a case in... Read More »

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How to Wire an AC Delco 3 Wire Alternator?

The AC Delco 3 wire alternator was used in most General Motors products, and many types of heavy equipment, for a long time, which makes it readily available. This alternator has the advantages of ... Read More »

How do I field test a 10 SI alternator?

In-the-field testing of the Delco Remy 10-SI alternator is possible by using its three terminals, a voltmeter and small screwdriver. The alternator terminals used are labeled No. 1, No. 2 and BAT.C... Read More »

How to Test the Alternator Field Current?

Alternators produce electricity while your engine is running in order to charge your battery and the electrical equipment in your car. Modern alternators are capable of producing substantial curren... Read More »

How to Wire a GM Alternator?

The alternator converts engine revolutions into electrical power, which is used to charge a car's battery. Replacing a GM (or Delco) alternator in your car is a simple procedure, and can be accompl... Read More »