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I think my alternator isn't wired right. I need a diagram so I can rewire it. Does anybody have one?

I don't think my alternator is wired to charge my battery. If I had a diagram I could possibly find my problem.

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And if you could tell us the year, make, and specific model we might be able to help

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  • rlb45 Jan 22, 2013

    I have a Ford 601 Workmaster. Year:1960 Make:Ford 601 Workmaster.

  • rlb45 Jan 22, 2013

    I need something to show me how the alternator is wired.

  • rlb45 Jan 22, 2013

    Tom Chichester, is this the info you needed?

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