1974 Volvo 142..Replaced Alternator

Asked by Nov 08, 2012 at 05:19 PM about the 1974 Volvo 142

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought an old Volvo that had been sitting.  On my trip home the alternator quit.  I replaced the alternator, and all was fine for three days, then dash lights back on and not charging.  Any ideas?  Thank You!!

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Convert to a one wire Chevy alternator. It will be much cheaper and easier to deal with than the old Bosch unit. Plus you can get them in a higher output. You may need to add a spacer to the lower mounting point, and turn the case around. Both fairly easy to figure out and do.

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