Official Saturn IR Alt. Swap

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Re: Official Saturn IR Alt. Swap

Postby JDMonster » 20 Apr 2010 12:17

Ok My alternator went bad in my RHD 70 Bluebird. It had a upgraded alternator in it from an unknown Nissan. The voltage regulator is not under the hood so im assumeing the previous owner bypassed it and the new chargeing system was a internal regulated alternator.

Soooooo, I got the 94 Saturn alternator, fabed up the bracket and got it all mounted in. I grounded the wires that were grounded on the old setup just the same to the new one. I bolted up the wiring to the positive lead on the back of the new system just how it was on the old one (a large red wire and a large solid white wire). That left two wires, theses had been spliced into a new harness that was on the old alternator (a large white wire and a small white wire). So i figured that there were only two ways to hook it up. I tried wireing it both ways to the two wires on the Saturn alternator and both ways as soon as I un hooked the battery the car died, So im assumeing its not chargeing or wired correct. any ideas?

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Re: Official Saturn IR Alt. Swap

Postby okayfine » 20 Apr 2010 13:31

Disconnecting the battery with the engine running is a good way to kill an alternator.
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Re: Official Saturn IR Alt. Swap

Postby JDMonster » 22 Apr 2010 09:55

best way to check to see if its chargeing?

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Re: Official Saturn IR Alt. Swap

Postby heirfaus » 22 Apr 2010 10:44

do you have a milti meter?
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Re: Official Saturn IR Alt. Swap

Postby okayfine » 22 Apr 2010 11:04

Yeah. Engine off, measure battery voltage. Engine on, measure battery voltage. Engine on, the voltage should be higher (something in the mid 13s is normal).
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Re: Official Saturn IR Alt. Swap

Postby goichi1 » 23 Apr 2010 15:24

Any pics of your car?? I would like to see it.....

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Re: Official Saturn IR Alt. Swap

Postby Abe Froman » 17 Jun 2011 01:41

goichi1 wrote:Any pics of your car?? I would like to see it.....


Rich,

The setup he is talking about, sure sounds like my old Coupe.

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Re: Official Saturn IR Alt. Swap

Postby brainfood » 15 Jul 2011 12:47

I dont have a stock saturn pigtail for my '95 alternator what 2 wires out of the 4 on the alternator are for the signal and charge lamp?


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