That’s part of my issue - I don’t have anywhere to connect the “voltage regulator” connections.Simple visual alternator test:
External fan - 2G
Internal fan (not visible) - 3G or later
There are some 2G's out there that are "upgraded" 2G's with higher output.
I've heard them referred to as "1-wire alternators".
1-wire refers to one power wire for the alternator output.
All 3G's are 1-wire (plus one or 2 connectors for the voltage regulator)
Awesome, thanks. It’s just that since I’ve had this car, everyone has said that anything related to the engine (including my painless electrical) should be matched to the Fox engine. Is that not the case?I started a thread in the classic tech forums, here is a link:
Go there and post the pics of your alternator and the wiring and lets see what the members there think.Need help with wiring for the build, recommendations for wiring or maybe a different alternator choice. 87DIB5.0 Member Jun 9, 20182331339Houston Mar 7, 2020 Add bookmark #1 I am having issues with my alternator not working. I have a 3g alternator with a 4 gauge wire running to the starter...www.stangnet.com
voltage regulator checked OK...UNTIL I turned on the AC, headlights, and stereo. At that point, the battery and alternator were reading ok but the voltage regulator FAILED (at both shops).
A) does anyone know why that happen?