I had some starting trouble on my way south, thought it was starter, then electrical
, ended up being the battery
. I got a new battery
and now thinking it might be the alternator
which is not even charging
the battery. I brought the alternator
to a car shop, they tested it and said it failed only putting out 11.6 volts.
So, some facts, its the new alternator type (picture below).
The previous owner did not have all the wires hocked up, some just attached to the alternator and dangling. Reading on the manual does not explain much about the R and L slots on the back, nor the wire on the side and if they have an importance.
So I wonder if the alternator is actually faulty, or if maybe just not hooked up properly. Is there a way I can test the alternator while engine
is running myself on the boat?
Also anyone know which wires need to be hooked up etc to charge battery. I was told one of the slot like attachments needs to be hooked up to get the current
to start moving and charge the battery.
Also if not working, anyone know a good place to get a working alternator for a decent price
? The shop which tested it quoted me 450$ and said go else where for they are way too expensive, but I know yanmar parts
are all expensive so who knows.