Jump to content
tristan watson

Regulator rectifier

Recommended Posts

Ok I tested my stator the other night because I didn't think I was getting any power and out of it and it's working fine now I hooked it back up to regulator rectifier this is one that is  installed in the lower dash and when I start the engine it's throwing out a lot of Sparks and was wondering why it would be doing this and how to fix it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Where are the sparks located? 

   Several possibilities are :

 

one of the AC wires is shorted to ground inside the flywheel

the AC wires are not on the AC posts on the regulator

the regulator is not grounded to the tractor.

the regulator has melted and the AC wire are shorted directly to the DC battery wire

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
 

The body of the regulator must be grounded and due to oxidation and corrosion the chassis metal the regulator is mounted on is no longer providing a consistent ground back to the negative battery cable.

Best fix is to add a ground wire to one of the regulator mounting bolts and connect the other end to a known good ground.

 

Garry

  • Excellent 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Garry's suggestion will probably solve the problem. I have always found that with any electrical problem the first thing that must be done is clean and tighten all electrical connections including grounds.

Edited by 953 nut
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

so could i just run the ground from the rectifier directly to the post that grounds the battery to the tractor?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
5 hours ago, tristan watson said:

so could i just run the ground from the rectifier directly to the post that grounds the battery to the tractor?

 

Yes. Either end of the negative battery cable.

 

Garry

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×