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The Mighty 258 => Engine Electrical Systems. => Topic started by: Canoe on November 10, 2020, 12:36:37 PM

Title: Alternator, going, going, ...
Post by: Canoe on November 10, 2020, 12:36:37 PM
I've had issues for a few months with battery discharging and low headlight intensity.
Title: Re: Alternator, going, going, ...
Post by: Taylor on November 18, 2020, 08:50:33 PM
I had a similar problem. Slowly the battery light started to glow. After a couple days it was full on bright. I bought a alternator rebuild kit, probably about 9-10 years ago. Just because I figured it was the original alternator, and I might need to fix or replace. Having never rebuilt a alternator before I was a bit hesitant.
The new parts worked great. Forget where I got it. Might have been
The only problem I had was getting the brushes to stay out of the way when reinstalling the stator/winding. There was a tiny little hole on the back that was just big enough to put a sewing needle through, that would hold the brush out of the way.
Hope you have had good luck with the repairs.