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Still Not A Re-build, just fixin' things

- - - - - rebuild coolant leak piston rings timing belt tensioner

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Sounds like brushes are worn in alternator. Or maybe blown rectifier.
What is battery voltage when idling?
What is battery voltage when at say 2000rpm?
Turn all the electric things on- fans, lights, demister, wipers, and what is voltage at 2000rpm?
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Also check the wire between alternator and battery is good and clean connections.
Is there a fuse on that main charge wire?
4g93t jumbuck conversion. PRANGED 18/3/12, CHECK MY MEMBER RIDES Page 11. no serious human injuries.
ON THE ENGINE STAND. g4cs 2.4l + Gt35r. PLUS: auto conversion + Awd coming.
thanks for parts and help: BMGTZ, EVOCPE, cwolf, Benozi, Jamo-GSR, 1JUM2NV, RXVII..much appreciated, cheers guys.
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Sounds like brushes are worn in alternator. Or maybe blown rectifier.
What is battery voltage when idling?
What is battery voltage when at say 2000rpm?
Turn all the electric things on- fans, lights, demister, wipers, and what is voltage at 2000rpm?

Alternator is finally successfully replaced, voltage at idle is 12.4 - 12.7; pretty low but not deadly.  At ~2k rpm it's around 14 like it should be.

 

Took it to an import shop, the guy was awesome and seemed like he was just happy to see something new.  When I told him the oil filter was overtorqued before I brought it in, he believed me after working on it.  Great dude, he worked hard to get it off without damage and gave me some suggestions on where to source a new one.  My closest is Latvia, he thinks some old Volkswagen might work.  He put in extra effort to get the connections the battery on clean, but I do wonder about the grounding,

 

There's a plug fuse-box on the positive cable, but the plugs warm up fine.  I can check the fuse tomorrow.

 

All electrical is also good, there are some strange things done to the wiring through the van though.  The front in-door speakers are just gone, and the front overhead, I don't know, reading lights is what I've always known them as, has been pulled out.  It came from a Japanese shrine originally, I wonder if somebody wanted to install a PA system?  Treat it like a taxi or tour bus?  Something was done wrong to this poor van, and I aim to rectify that.


Edited by morechunch, 22 July 2022 - 04:14 AM.

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Also, I want to advocate for the shop I took it to.  It's a two man operation, normally they work on Jaguars and Porsches, talked to the guy who did the work about the DMV and his Ducati when I picked it up, but they were very happy to take on my alternator change before that.  No overnight lot fee and about 5 hours worked for $240.  They even re-fitted a plug that didn't fit right on my replacement alternator and plugged up and gave me the old one back, without me asking.  Believe me when I say, this is a very charming van.  It got me, it got my friends, it got my dad, and now it's got a high performance shop. As silly as it sounds, we're all droolin over a super clean Mitsubishi van here in the middle of the US.


Edited by morechunch, 22 July 2022 - 04:47 AM.

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