Is the voltage regulator internal or external to the alternator?


Asked by May 11, 2013 at 09:11 AM about the 1996 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The battery went dead and I replaced the battery. It is not charging the battery.

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Can you read the battery voltage at the alternator? The alternator output goes to the starter motor and there is a fusible link at the starter motor end.

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This is the alternator for a 1996 Ranger. I had a post but I took it off, I may have been premature, about whether it can be swapped without buying an alternator

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Both RockAuto and Oreilleys list the regulators as separate parts, external, there are two of them ...they look identical one is Part #R401 Uses PT754 Connector $65.99 and the other is part# R401 P BWP Series $52.99....I would put up a picture but it's watermarked and would be removed

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Peter Klein

Replace the Alternator

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