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Auto Lab's Tech Basics

by Wes Grueninger Sr.

MOTOROLA CHARGING SYSTEMS
AMC - JEEP 1965 - 1975

This guide is four pages long. The main sections are:

  • Introduction and overview of an isolation diode system, with component drawings and descriptions.
  • Step-by-step description of 1965 only isolation diode system, with wiring diagrams.
  • Step-by-step description of 1966-1970 isolation diode system, with wiring diagrams.
  • Step-by-step description of 1971-1975 diode trio system with wiring diagrams.

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CHRYSLER PRODUCTS EXTERNAL REGULATOR SYSTEMS
1961-1987

This guide is six pages long. The main sections are:

  • Introduction and overview of the five different charging system variations available from 1961-1987.
  • 1961-1969 One Field-Terminal system description, with wiring diagram and step-by step repair.
  • 1969 Imperial system description, with wiring diagram and step-by step repair.
  • 1970-1987 Two Field-Terminal system description, with wiring diagram and step-by step repair.
  • 1974-1976 100 amp Field & Load Relay system description, with wiring diagram and step-by step repair.
  • Beware of the wrong rotor.
  • Vehicle charging system test instructions.

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DELCO 10DN EXTERNAL REGULATOR SYSTEMS
1963 - 1972

This guide is six pages long. The main sections are:

  • Introduction and overview of a typical 10DN system, with component drawings and descriptions.
  • Step-by-step description of a charge-light system, with wiring diagrams.
  • Step-by-step description of a gauge-only system, with  wiring diagrams.
  • Step-by-step repair instructions for either charge-light or gauge-only systems.
  • Vehicle charging system test instructions.

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FORD EXTERNAL REGULATOR SYSTEMS (1G)
1963 - 1990

This guide is six pages long. The main sections are:

  • Introduction and overview of a typical Ford system, with component drawings and descriptions.
  • Step-by-step description of a charge-light system, with wiring diagrams.
  • Step-by-step description of a gauge-only system, with  wiring diagrams.
  • Step-by-step repair instructions for either charge-light or gauge-only systems.
  • Vehicle charging system test instructions.

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FORD INTERNAL REGULATOR SYSTEMS (2G)
1984 - 1994

This guide is five pages long. The main sections are:

  • Introduction and overview of a typical Ford system, with component drawings and descriptions.
  • Step-by-step description of a charge-light system, with wiring diagrams.
  • Step-by-step description of a gauge-only system, with  wiring diagrams.
  • Step-by-step repair instructions for either charge-light or gauge-only systems.
  • Vehicle charging system test instructions.
  • Changing the rectifier plug.

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FORD INTERNAL REGULATOR SYSTEMS (3G)
1990 - 2001

This guide is four pages long. The main sections are:

  • Introduction and overview of a typical Ford system, with component drawings and descriptions.
  • Step-by-step description of the 3G system, with wiring diagrams.
  • Step-by-step repair instructions.
  • Vehicle charging system test instructions.

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HONDA / TOYOTA - NIPPONDENSO CHARGING SYSTEMS

This guide is two pages long. The main sections are:

  • Introduction and overview of typical Toyota and Honda systems, with component drawings and descriptions.
  • Description of voltage regulator terminal functions.
  • Test procedure and troubleshooting chart.
  • Five Honda voltage regulator variations.
  • C (computer) terminal tips.

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LUCAS 15,16,17,18 ACR CHARGING SYSTEMS
1969 - 1986

This guide is eight pages long. The main sections are:

  • Introduction and overview of a typical ACR alternator, with component drawings and descriptions.
  • Rectifier configurations with component drawings and descriptions.
  • Step-by-step description of how an ACR alternator works, with wiring diagrams.
  • Description of the two types of charge-rate sensing, with component drawings and wiring diagrams.
  • Seven different ACR charging system variations. Includes vehicle applications, descriptions and wiring diagrams.

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