Automotive Technology/Charging System Diagnosis and Repair

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  1. Diagnose charging system problems that cause a no charge, a low charge, or an over-charge condition; determine needed repairs.
  2. Inspect, reinstall and/or replace pulleys, tensioners and drive belts; adjust belts and check alignment.
  3. Perform charging system voltage output test; determine needed repairs.
  4. Perform charging system current output test; determine needed repairs.
  5. Inspect and test generator (alternator) control components including computers/regulators; determine needed repairs.
  6. Perform charging circuit voltage drop tests; determine needed repairs.
  7. Inspect, test, repair and/or replace connectors and wires of charging system circuits.
  8. Remove, inspect, and replace generator (alternator).