what is the part number for the generator relay in the fuse box by the steering wheel
alternator(new) is not charging battery(new and chargeable with charger). power from battery to alternator stud. alternator plug in wires do not have any power. could it be the alternator/generator relay in the fuse box by the steering wheel? what is the part number for that relay? kia dealership near me can not find it.
I suspect the exciter is not getting voltage
what is the exciter? the diagram does not show an exciter
It sure does but without knowledge of what your looking at then it's time to visit a repair facility
tom, i just want to thank you for all of your tremendous help. i went to the KIA dealership the other day and they couldn't help me. decided to try the gurus. so much for that. i don't know what i did to you, but thanks for your help.
A generator "exciter is the rotating field inside the alternator ... it is nothing more than a rotating magnet and by varying the strength of the field you can control the output ... when the car is off the field has no voltage ,,, my point was to check to see if that field was getting voltage when turned on.... Another thing that will prevent an alternator from working is an internal regulator ,,, sorry if I seemed short,, but many of us volunteers are concerned that someone without the proper knowledge can get hurt or damage the part
I may be able to get you through this ,,, do u have a DVM? "could it be the alternator/generator relay in the fuse box by the steering wheel? ",,, yes it has a 10 amp fuse
No, i do not have a DVM, but i did go ahead and pull the alternator back off two days ago to get it checked so i can rule that out. Will go from there. And apology accepted.
Inside the box where the relay is you will see a Green/white and a Green/black wire // the green/ black wire must have voltage when the key is in the "run" position, Next >> Go on Ebay and buy a DVM ,,, they cost less then $10 Good luck