Completely solid-state regulators are used. These voltage regulators are calibrated and preset by the manufacturer, so that no readjustment is required or possible. Earlier model vehicles utilized a separate or external voltage regulator, which was often mounted on the right-hand fender apron. Later model vehicles utilized an integral alternator/regulator, in which the voltage regulator was located within the alternator itself.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
External Voltage Regulator
See Figure 1
- Remove the battery ground cable. On models with the regulator mounted behind the battery, it is necessary to remove the battery hold-down, and to move the battery.
- Disconnect the regulator from the wiring harness.
- Remove the regulator mounting screws, radio suppression condenser (if so equipped) and regulator.
- Mount the regulator to the regulator mounting plate. The radio suppression condenser mounts under one mounting screw, the ground lead under the other mounting screw. Tighten the mounting screws.
- Connect the wiring harness to the regulator.
- If the battery was moved to gain access to the regulator, reposition the battery and install the hold-down. Connect the battery ground cable, and test the system for proper voltage regulation.