Question about 1999 Mazda 626
The alternator of my mazda etude (1999) generates excessive heat to the extent that it burnt the belts. I suspect the regulator may be worn out but I'm not sure whether this car has a regulator and if so where its located?
1st off you would give everything a good visual examination. Look for
loose alternator belt. Also look for wires that could have
become disconnected or cut that leads to the alternator.
Then you would hook up a volt meter to the battery cables and check the voltage.
After this you would start the engine and recheck the voltage. The voltage on a charged battery should read around 12.5 volts. While the engine is running turn on a few accesories and speed up the idle a little the voltage should read around 14.5 volts.
If the voltage does not increase suspect either a faulty alternator or regulator.
Posted on Sep 09, 2008
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