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Can voltage regulator cause alternator to not charge?

The engine control unit (ECU) is the brain of the car and makes sure everything works smoothly. Sometimes, not everything goes as planned it may send improper signals. Improper signaling to and from the voltage regulator may cause the alternator to not charge. This may also be due to the voltage regulator itself.


Can a blown fuse cause alternator not to charge?

As was mentioned earlier, the alternator charges the battery while supplying the rest of the car with electricity. If the alternator’s fuse or fusible link is blown, the alternator will not be able to charge the battery. The battery then doesn’t store enough power for starting the car or keeping it running.


Why is my charging system not working?

Alternator issues – Many times, the alternator is the root of the problem when your check charging system/battery light comes on. Have your mechanic test the voltage coming from your alternator. If the voltage is low, your mechanic will likely replace your weak alternator with a new one.


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What tells the alternator to charge?

A VOLTAGE REGULATOR regulates the charging voltage that the alternator produces, keeping it between 13.5 and 14.5 volts to protect the electrical components throughout the vehicle. There is also a system to warn the driver if something is not right with the charging system.


Does the PCM control the alternator?

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The PCM sends a 5-volt, variable duty cycle signal to the terminal to control the alternator voltage set point.


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What are the 2 wires on an alternator?

Wiring Connections Exciter wire is connected to the L terminal of an alternator and is used to turn on the voltage regulator. Excitor wire is needed to generate the voltage required for the alternator to start running.