how do i get an alternator to charge ?

Asked by May 07, 2014 at 07:02 PM about the 1975 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

hiya . the problem is on my vw trike .. alternator wont show any more charge than 12-20
volts .. so ive taken an alternator off another running trike ... and put that on ... still getting
the same 12-20 volts .... am i missing something ... fanbelt broke ...and since then ive
had this problem ... respect spanner ..

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Have you checked the external voltage regulator?

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