I have a 72 beetle and the engine has been redone and has a alternator and the car won't charge, put a new battery in it, put a meter on the alternator and it has the right volts, the battery has volts, if anyone has any thoughts please let me know

Asked by Feb 12, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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your 1/2 way there, the field has to be excited .does this have a voltage regulator.,if so the points inside it ned cleand


When the engine is running, do the volts at the battery match the volts at the alternator? If not, there is a fusible link on the starter end of the wire from the alternator to the starter. If there was a large short circuit, it melts to protect the alternator.

Ok I will check it out but from what I remember the volts were the same

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