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Voltage regulator My battery is reading in the red zone-I'm assuming it's the voltage regulator. I can smell hot wires and when we unhook the battery when the jeep is running-everything gets way more power ie. heater -and the battery reads off the charts. Where is the voltage regulator on a 89 jeep cherokee laredo?

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It's in the alternator,the easiest way to fix it is to replace the alternator.

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