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alternator conversion

To: spridgets@autox.team.net
Subject: alternator conversion
From: grbyrns@ucdavis.edu (Glen Byrns)
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 19:32:34 -0800 (PST)
Reply-to: grbyrns@ucdavis.edu (Glen Byrns)
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Here are some nice easy questions for someone who knows more about
alternators than me (everyone!).
Do Mitsubishi alternators come in two flavors? Clockwise and
counterclockwise rotation?  Mine tests out OK at the autoparts store, and
puts out nothing
in the car despite turning off the ignition light.  After the engine
is started, the ign. lamp goes out and the voltage at the alternator or
at the battry never gets above 12.2, same reading as the battery alone.
even when reving the engine.  Looking at the fan on the alternator, it 
will suck air out of the alternator when it turns in the clockwise direction
that is correct for this engine.  If the fan is designed to push air into the
alternator, then this one is meant to turn counterclockwise.
                        Glen Byrns  

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