Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Turlock, Ca. USA
Does the alternator need to be grounded?
Hey guys, looking at my charging system, and getting this thing back on the road. I dont remember if the GRD post on the alternator actually needed to be directly grounded to something. I seem to almost remember a strap or wire going from that post up to a bolt on the alternator bracket itself maybe?
Could someone refresh my memory on this, been trying to look at pics of other guys engines, and its hard to tell if there is another wife back there most of the time. BTW this is externally regulated if that matters. Thanks!
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