Car alternator is overcharging

Tiny
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  • 2003 JAGUAR S-TYPE
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 67,000 MILES
Good evening, my car alternator is overcharging. Do you know what can cause this to happen?Thank you in advance.
Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 AT 12:52 PM

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Tiny
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This is caused by the voltage regulator failing. When they do they either stop charging or over charge. It will need to be replaced.

Step by step below.

Rich
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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 AT 12:59 PM
Tiny
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Thank you.
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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 AT 1:15 PM
Tiny
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You are very welcome. Anymore questions or help please come back and ask.

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 AT 3:16 PM
Tiny
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Hello, good morning. Can you please tell me where the voltage regulator is located in the car please? Can you please send a diagram showing where it located? Thank you for a speedy response.
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 AT 8:16 AM
Tiny
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The voltage regulator is inside the alternator and is not serviceable. You have to change the whole alternator.

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 AT 10:21 AM
Tiny
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Thank you so much for that response.
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 AT 10:35 AM
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You are welcome. Let us know if you need anything else.
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 AT 10:45 AM

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