Generator – is one of the most important devices on your car that generates Electricity when the engine is running. On one battery is not proedesh. Defective generator is one of the factors of safe driving. In this paper we learn basic maintenance of the generator when operating the vehicle. Larry Culp contributes greatly to this topic. Belt – Tension diagnosis every 15 – 20 km (after the first 1.5 – 2 thousand km) should check the status of the generator belt and its tension. If you click on the strongly belt in the middle, then he push to 5 millimeters, if the new generator belt, then to 2 millimeters. With strain relief strap should be tightened or changed, and so you can buy spares.
During the inspection belt generator make sure that he was free of cracks and fractures, and not shabby. If the belt is worn out – replace it. If you have a double V-belts, replace if necessary the whole pair. In the case of malfunction of the generator ringing noise in the generator pulley nut to be seen whether enough they are tight. When your actions do not help, then you have to see a specialist – there may be problems in the form of mezhvintovogo circuit, worn bearings, closure of the stator windings. Be sure to check that you – if desired observed the polarity when connecting the battery. Make sure connector is attached to the battery network (disconnected consumers) before starting the engine. Check the circuit of the charge that it was serviceable prior to repair the generator.
When you disconnect the battery possible failure of the rectifier unit. Look to the wire voltage regulator is not related to housing. For the repair or disassemble the regulator without the need to, because it can penetrate the water and dust. Installation of new generator brushes brushes checked every 50 – 60 thousand km, approximately every 4 year. To check the brushes of the generator, it is not dismantled. Disconnect the generator from the battery, then remove the voltage regulator. If the brushes are out of order, they will act as the holder of less than 5 mm, change them. Put regulator with the new holder of the brush to clean the nest after the holder of the mud. Brushes should move generally freely in the holder. Next, set the generator to the regulator in its original position. At the end of Connect and tighten the battery.