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Where did Subaru hide the voltage regulator?


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#1 MaroonDuneDoom

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 02:14 PM

I need to replace a voltage regulator in an '88 Gl wagon SPFI NA.

Is it in the alternator? Or is it near the battery like my Haynes manual says? Haynes doesn't have the best pictures, so what does it look like?

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 02:16 PM

Its in the alternator.. it can be replaced, but its a lot easier to replace the whole alt.

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 02:21 PM

Im goin with cheap instead of easy this time. I think i'll try to replace it. By chance, do you know specifically where it is in the alternator? Hate to bug you too much. I just need to get it pulled from the JY by 3 or 3:30 this afternoon.

Thanks for all your help.

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 02:24 PM

Nope.. sorry.. I always just slap on a new alternator.. or a used one..:D

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 04:42 PM

TRUST ME, you want to buy a junkyard alt instead. have you ever had an alt apart, you have to hold the regulaotr in there, while you line up the brushes, and push the shaft in, while holding the case apart, then you push it all together, perfectly. no fun at all. and not easy without ruining the brushes, or the regulator itself. the regulator is in the front or rear, where the staft would be.

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 04:53 PM

If its anything like replacing the diodes in a GM alt, its a real pain.

Arch.. does a soob alt have the little holes to put paperclips in to hold the brushes in place while it goes back together like a GM alt?

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 05:06 PM

Originally posted by calebz
does a soob alt have the little holes to put paperclips in to hold the brushes in place while it goes back together like a GM alt?



Yep it dose, mine was on the blink and I tore it down, I thought it was a bad regulator.. turned out I had a couple of diodes that head de-soldered from the plate (dont ask me how :rolleyes: ). A bit of a trick to re-solder but you gotta love a no dollar fix.

The trouble I’ve found is that nobody sell alternator parts anymore, just complete units, anybody have a source on parts?

Gary

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 05:14 PM

checker up here was able to get me just a regulator, for sometihing like 70 bucks i think.

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 05:27 PM

$70!?!?!! ouch. Does that come with a kick in the arse too?

We have Checker, Napa, and Autozone here. I got a new regulator for $17.99. I did a bunch of alternator/starter teardowns a few years ago in auto shop. I still remember the jist of it anyways. And i've got a Haynes manual. Should be set. I'll just have to wait and see how it goes.

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 09:45 PM

if you have done it befor, and arent working on the only one in existance, it shouldnt be so bad then.




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