I'm a licensed mechanic and own a starter & alternator rebuilding company . The main terminal can go directly to the battery as well as the the red (right hand wire plug facing away from you) the other wire generally white is your voltage sensing wire (excites the field circuit to start charging). Originally would be hooked up to the light in the dash as well on most models their would be a resistor hooked up in parallel as a failsafe in case the light failed.If the vehicle does not have the harness wired in you could run the sensing wire to a light that you would mount to the dash run one wire 16gauge from the alternator to the light , then from the light to a fuse in the panel where theres power only in the run position. Or run the wire from the ign switch through the light to the alternator . But overall the easiest fix would be to go to your local alternator rebuilder and have him install a self exciting regulator . Then you only need the main battery wire run to the battery.
Don't if you haven't already ground this circuit as suggested in the above answer, if you do you will burn out the alternator and probably your wiring aswell.
There is not a fusible link between the alternator and starter. There is a regulator on the alternator. The starter is directly connected to the battery, as is the alternator.
No, and alternator generates DC current. A starter just uses DC current to start the engine.
A starter/alternator repair shop should be able to get an external regulator that can be installed on the rear of the alternator.A starter/alternator repair shop should be able to get an external regulator that can be installed on the rear of the alternator.
how do you connect the wire from the alternater to the starter?
Indirectly. The positive cable on the battery is hooked to the starter. The other wire on the starter post goes up to the alternator.
This vehicle (like most cars) has both a starter and an alternator. The alternator is driven by a serpentine belt, and the starter is located on the lower part of the engine at the transmission, where the teeth engage with the flywheel/flex plate. An alternator for the 1992 Sentra usually costs around $120-150, and a starter in the range of $90-120.
Alternator on a car is for re cahrging the battery. So you can have a starter motor without a alternator but you wont get far down the road when the battery runs out of power and the car will die.
inside the alternator. check the fusable link at the alternator and at the starter before changing the alternator.
YesFirst if the starter is bad the car will not start, if it will not start it can not charge the battery.If the starter will not work it can mean there is an electrical problem that will also prevent the alternator from charging the batteryThe starter itself CAN NOT CAUSE CHARGING PROBLEMS!The extra load on the battery can ruin the battery and that can ruin the alternator. But before that NO.
Is it charging, if not have you checked wiring to alternator.
alternator and starter
All cars have a battery make the electrical components function. The charging system consists of a battery,starter an alternator and a voltage regulator. The battery turns the starter over causing the engine to run. As the engine is running the alternator produces electricityto keep it running. The voltage regulator keeps the current regulated so that the battery does not overcharge. ok, the forst answer was nearly correct except the starter motor is not part of the charging systm. the charging sytem consists of, the battery, the alternator,or generator,and thevoltage regulator. the voltage regulator is sometimes built into the alternator on newer cars ,where as they all used to be an extra equipment bolted onto firewall or inside fender
The starter on a 2003 Cadillac CTS is located in the engine compartment directly behind the alternator. The starter faces the firewall with the starter solenoid on top of the starter.
a defective starter switch
The starter can be found on the right hand side of the engine, near the back of the engine. The alternator will be near the front of the engine, on the right hand side.
The 'starter' actually turns the flywheel, enabling the car engine to start. The 'alternator' supplies AC & DC current to the electrical components of the engine and vehicle.
the starter,battery and the alternator are good,icheck and change the the wires but the light inside the dashboard,the headlights come on but the truck will not start.
check your alternator or make sure the starter is on correctly
The generator motor works as the starter motor AND the alternator.
No - See Link
it's located behind the alternator
Check the starter