Battery not charging

Asked by Sep 04, 2016 at 05:27 PM about the 1962 Ford Falcon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My battery in not being charged by the generator.  I've never worked with a
generator and/or volt regulator.  What is the best way to test all of the
components to narrow down the problem?

2 Answers

261,285

Probe battery with multimeter with engine off, should be around 12,3V, start car, probe battery, should be around 14V. if not, might be time for a new alternator or wiring.

27,795

they are both inexpensive...replace both/easy to do.... and get ahead of the game !

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