Question about 1987 Toyota Tercel Liftback
Hello, just replaced new set of brushes, however battery light doesn't come on at start, engine isn't started.
Old brushes put the light on and then off as engine starts, so I know it isn't wiring.
Could the brushes be wrongly connect..i.e.two bushes internally connected wrong way..did I megga on them, and seem opposite to old on from rectifier to each bush....or do new bushes take a while to settle?
Using a mega on rectifiers can damage them
you should take the alternator to an auto electrician for a proper bench test
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You can get just the bushings at autozone, checker, napa auto part stores for about $30.00 to $35.00. You can replace them yourself or take the vehicle to the shop.
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
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its going to be the alt and battery combined..even if you had the alt rebuilt there is no guarantee it tok care of the problem. i would go get a new battery and put in it and see what that does and if the battery lights comes back on then you know the alt is bad
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
That control arm is technically un-servicable and by the end of the day after finding something,then trying to wrestle these in where they work properly,probably the best, easiest and cheapest in the end is to replace the control arm.
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
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This is 100% of your troubles. Connecting a battery up wrong can cause a handfull of problems, I would start with making sure that there hasn't been a fuse blown both under the dash and under the hood as well. Electrical surges like this can very easily burn up your cars computer as well.
If it is more than checking the basics, fuses and such you might have to have it taken to a repair shop for an electrical diagnostic.
Good Luck, I hope this helps some.
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
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