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1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Question: where is the voltage regulator found on a 97 chevy 1500

 

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jrg, 5.7L V8, Colorado Springs, CO, February 12, 2012, 16:20
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I bought a new battery and alternator and the voltage gauge says its not getting any voltage

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    globalhelper February 12, 2012, 17:15
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    does the gauge work and does alt have pwr to the large wire? the reg. is internal

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    jrg, February 12, 2012, 17:31
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    I had the alternator tested after I bought it and the said it was fine. The power wire looks fine. The fusable link is good. the only thing that isn't working is the gauge. I went to a different parts store and they told me that it might be the voltage regulator and it would be on the fire wall or the driver side fender

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    globalhelper, February 13, 2012, 05:44
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    not on this year its inside

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    jrg, February 13, 2012, 05:47
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    any suggestions on why the voltage gauge isn't working or how to go about finding the problem, and thanks for your help

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    globalhelper, February 13, 2012, 10:37
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    TEST VOLTAGE COMING OUT OF ALT WITH AN AMP METER, IF ITS GOOD THERE TRACE IT BACK TO THE GAUGE. THATS THE LONG WAY BUT I DON'T THINK YOU HAVE A GAUGE TESTER.THE CIRCUIT BOARD ON INST. CLUSTER MAY BE BAD AT AMP GAUGE

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