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Re: sammi problems, need help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The esteem alts put out about 55 A compared to the (early?) sami's at 35A Later sami's may be better.
I put one in my sJ410 but it doesn't like something about it, the bat and brake idiot lights are on all the
time, but it charges fine.
I'm thinking it has an internal regulator and the external regulator is confused. When the alt is really
out the 2 lights are somehow both affected. it also doesn't make any differance where I put the
2 little wires on the alt, so that makes me more suspisious of it having the internal reg.
The other thing I had to do was modify (rebuild) the lower alt bracket to move the alt back a bit, and I
need to replace the lower radiator hose and cut it to clear the rear alt pivot nut, since its touching.
Thats just a matter of time before the hose has a hole.
Keep in mind, this is on an SJ410 and a 1L motor, you may not need to do a thing on a 1.3., later Sami,
Ecept possibly switch the alt pully's, which most (good) parts shops will do for you.