1976 Ford Truck over charging

Tiny
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  • 1976 FORD TRUCK
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1976 Ford Truck V8 Two Wheel Drive Manual

my 1976 f100 has been burinig batterys up ive changed the external regulator and checked all grounds but its still overcharging im lost I dont know what else to do
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Sunday, January 18th, 2009 AT 6:22 PM

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Tiny
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Disconnect the EVR and test the battery voltage while engine is iding is it still overcharging
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Sunday, January 18th, 2009 AT 6:28 PM
Tiny
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Ok I found a new problem while checking what you told me I noticed that the red-green wire comming from the ignition switch was verry hot and it seems to go to the I on the alternator regulator all this happened while the regulator was un hooked and the battery was gurgleing do you have any sugestions? The vehicle was running.
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Monday, January 19th, 2009 AT 3:23 PM
Tiny
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Its still overcharging-inspect and test the wires that goes to the ignition switch and charge indicator from the alty for short and open wire
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Monday, January 19th, 2009 AT 3:26 PM
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I have a question can I change the alternator out for a alternator without a external charge regulator but with a internal regulator that way I can do away with a lot of wiring
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Thursday, January 29th, 2009 AT 2:19 PM
Tiny
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Have you tried replacing the regulator-To answer your Q-could be done if you wire it correctly
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Thursday, January 29th, 2009 AT 2:27 PM
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I changed the regulator ive changed every thing and Ive went thru all the wiring and it still overcharges
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Thursday, January 29th, 2009 AT 2:32 PM
Tiny
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Try running it w/o the regulator-Is it still overcharging if so you still have a wiring problem between the regulator and alternator
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Thursday, January 29th, 2009 AT 2:42 PM
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I have a stupid question if the truck is running and the hot cable is removed is it supposed to die? With a alternator with a external regulator?
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Thursday, January 29th, 2009 AT 4:35 PM
Tiny
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Nothing is stupid unless its not asked-its suppose to keep running
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Thursday, January 29th, 2009 AT 4:50 PM
Tiny
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Does a ground wire go from the gharge regulator
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 AT 4:19 PM
Tiny
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No there's no ground wire that goes to the charge indicator
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 AT 5:26 PM
Tiny
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What's your problem -there's no ground circuit to charge indicator it comes from the ignition switch thru the indicator and back to the alternator for field excitation. Right now you're lost in the woods and you need my help that's why I responded not trying to be a ( bad word )

You got 4 wires going to the voltage regulator IASF there's no ground there the alternator housing provides the ground
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 AT 6:40 PM
Tiny
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Ok thank you im sorry about getting mad im just fustrated about the charging problem I do need your help and thank you for all the help you have given me
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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 AT 1:21 PM
Tiny
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I found that the voltage meter wasnt working I think it need to have volts to go thru to go back to the battery does it need to have volts to go thru to get back to charge the battery
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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 AT 4:41 PM

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