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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-09-2001, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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another blown alt

for some reason my zook keeps blowing up alternators...

the first one just died cause it was old... the last one blew up after 2 months and proceeded to take the computer out with it

this one (got it in may) just this weekend started cranking out 15 volts and blowing the 30 amp fuse i put in place of the fusible link (claimed by the second alternator)...

any reason this keeps happeneing?
do i just keep getting bad alternators, or is there something else in an '88 Suzuki that will screw up an alternator?



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Re: another blown alt

Steve,are these zuke alts. or G.M. alts?,RR

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Re: another blown alt

sorry, they've all been zook alternators (OEM replacements anyway)

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-09-2001, 11:07 PM
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Re: another blown alt

That is a big bummer. When my original Alt started a slow death at about 150k miles, I wanted more, and a brainless installation. So, I ponied up the funds and bought Petroworks kit, with Alternator, mount, and wiring pigtail. So it was really plug and play. I've had it in there for a few months, no more dim head lights, and narry a problem other than a squeeling belt on occassion. I'd recommend that as a possible fix. I wouldn't bother with the original one.
Hope this helps

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Re: another blown alt

I require special electrical needs on Sam. I use 140amp
GM si 12 and RRO bracket, Alt. wound by professional
alternator shop. Cost about $80 which less most of junk
alternators sold by auto parts stores.

As for replacement alternators from auto parts store they
are hit and miss. You may have to go thru many to get
one that works especially on foreign alternators.

Incorrect number stator turns and or incorrect voltage
regulator can cause over voltage output. Zuk OEM alt.
requires 12 field excitation arcing or loose wire makes
and breaks on this circuit can cause an over an voltage output.

Cheap 0-60 amp current meter can be installed in series
on alternator output circuit. You can visually monitor
all loads applied to alternator and also monitor battery
charging current.

Need 1000 or > RPM before get any real output from an
alternator.


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Re: another blown alt

just a thought, you haven't been arc welding without disconnecting ALL wiring by any chance????

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