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 Post subject: Alternator issue
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:40 am 
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Ride: Ford Falcon AU 2000 Series II

Location: Eagleby
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Just a follow up from previous topic

I had a phone conversation with an Auto Electrician yesterday to do a bench test on the removed alternator, I described the problem I experienced.

He said the alternator failure was caused by power steering fluid going inside the alternator resulting in the regulator being "popped" which caused all the issues I had.

I've replaced the High Pressure steering hose about 2 years ago.

I'm at a loss as to how that fluid got inside the alternator. Yet I did see the alternator saturated with oil. I was told there is another o ring in the swivel link that causes the problem (I've never seen a swivel link on mine).

I have a leaky power steering rack with fluid escaping the rubber boot as a slow leak but that's a lot further away from the alternator.

Does anyone know where this other o ring is hiding? I was told they are not serviceable and a new hose would be required.

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 Post subject: Re: Alternator issue
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:14 pm 
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I'm going to rebuild the alternator, cheaper than a brand new one.

Does anyone know where I can purchase the "Regulator" from, The alternator is Mitsubishi type even though its on a Ford...12v - 110amp

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 Post subject: Re: Alternator issue
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:25 pm 
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Here are the photos of my alternator which has been stripped down to some degree.

Question is. What is needed to remove slip ring and bearing from shaft, how to remove contact brushes and how to remove voltage regulator so I can replace those parts with new replacement parts.

 

 

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Ford AUII Alternator ID Type (Copy).JPG
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Worn slip ring and bearing (Copy).JPG
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Top side voltage regulator (Copy).JPG
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Rear Facing Voltage Regulator (Copy).JPG
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Forward facing voltage regulator (Copy).JPG
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Bearing and Slip ring (Copy).JPG
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