Join Date: Jan 2006
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Once again this site has helped me out; thanks for the instructions on how to test the charging system. For 4 months i have heard this weird noise comming from my stator, when started cold; then would disappear after operating temp...this noise all started after having my R/R's replacement by the dealer. So this week i got stranded; push starts but would die in the middle of the road, without a volt/ohm i assumed its the battery should have known that once its running the charging system is enough to keep me going....2 successful quick push starts and then dies. Got a new battery, checked charging to batt. w/ only 12.4v showing i hopped on and drive it 12 miles got me home safely. Followed the test procedure in the first page; hoping praying its the R/R so i can take it back for a free replacement, well tested the output voltage in the stator. 1-2 24v, 1-3 24v, 2-3 0.1V . Just my luck i had a spare stator from ebay,,,such a nightmare w/ them magnets. As i removed the covers, I see some metal pcs. all around as i assess my woodcraft cover w/ no sign of this comming from anywhere; but one of the big peice i found seem to be the same aluminum metal shaving of the WC case cover so as the color. Ive examined and noticed the coil wires are fried in diffrent post; ive also noticed gunk build up in the drum area and cleaned that as well. 2 hours later (coz im careful not wanting to cause internal damage in the wiring system) w/ the HID lights off im getting 14.10V @ the battery. Lesson learned do not ignore noises; im still baffled where these metal pcs came from. Thanks d'crosse for the info as electrical stuff is my weakness.
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