GENERATOR & REGULATOR
1997 STARTING & CHARGING SYSTEMS Mazda - Generators & Regulators
DESCRIPTION & OPERATION
Generator is a conventional 3-phase, self-rectifying type with 6 diodes (3 positive and 3 negative) that rectify
current. Internal regulator is solid-state type.
ADJUSTMENTS
BELT DEFLECTION
Measure belt deflection in center of longest pulley-to-pulley span. See BELT DEFLECTION
SPECIFICATIONS table. If belt deflection is not as specified, adjust as necessary.
BELT DEFLECTION SPECIFICATIONS
TROUBLE SHOOTING
TROUBLE SHOOTING PRECAUTIONS
Observe the following precautions when trouble shooting or testing charging system:
Obtain code number and deactivate audio anti-theft system before disconnecting battery (if equipped).
DO NOT reverse battery cable connections. Rectifier will be damaged.
DO NOT use high voltage type testers.
Battery voltage should always exist at generator terminal "B".
DO NOT ground generator terminal "L" while engine is running.
DO NOT start engine with connector disconnected from generator terminals "L" and "S".
DO NOT apply battery voltage to terminal "L".
ON-VEHICLE TESTING
* PLEASE READ FIRST *
Application
(1)
Deflection - In. (mm)
New Belt 0.22-0.28 (5.5-7.0)
Used Belt 0.24-0.30 (6.0-7.5)
(1)
With 22 lbs. (10 kg) applied to belt.
NOTE: See TROUBLE SHOOTING article in GENERAL INFORMATION.
1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata
GENERATOR & REGULATOR 1997 STARTING & CHARGING SYSTEMS Mazda - Generators & Regulators
1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata
GENERATOR & REGULATOR 1997 STARTING & CHARGING SYSTEMS Mazda - Generators & Regulators
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