Re: Intermittent charging 1991 E350
I checked the fuse to the running lights and replaced it. Now everything is up and running except it still has low voltage at the voltmeter. The alternator is obviously blown, but guranteed so it gets replaced.
Now my electrician friend came over and I showed him where all the wires had been tapped in to, and I think the main line is cut by one of many splices so that the power now has to backfeed through a radio or something. A real drag.
His question, is where does the power for the field originate, meaning does it go from the fuse panel, up to the key and then across to the loom and regulator? Next the S circuit how does it originate? I ask because I could always run new leads completely by passing the tapped wires. Its a mess. There is a TV tuner behind the dash and a new radio which sounds fine but hot wires are hanging just cut and the TV does not work. I can live without a TV. But not a charging system.
The guy who did the work left his business card it said "Walt Disney enterprises" "M. Mouse electrical technician." Thanks for your interest