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MG MGA - battery not charging
|With new regulator and a rebuild of the genarator I still have no charge into the battery. The integerity of the wireing is ok and an Auto Electrican has not been able to fix it. Joining the F and D wires produces 20 plus volts and 25 plus amps at a fast idle, so the generator is ok. There is only battery voltage at the A and A1 terminals, the ground to the regulator box is good. Any suggestions gratefully received Thanks Sean ( '57 A positive ground)|
P.S. Is it possible to test the new regulator off the car ? ?
|Very common is bad connections to the batteries, either cables to clamps or clamps to posts (or the combined effect).|
|Remove the regulator cover and watch the cut-out (the bobbin on the right) as someone starts and slightly revs the engine, does it operate? If it doesn't then you may have a faulty cut out coil or dirty regulator contacts. See what happens.|
|Has the auto-electrican checked both batteries as well|
|New regulators have been setting in the box for many moons.,. All you might have to do is clean the contacts.(burnish) use 4-600 grit wet or dry followed by solid cardboard to clean up the dust. |
Moss even suggests that with replacement units.
This thread was discussed on 08/08/2009
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