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06-19-2008, 01:57 AM
How do you know if you have an external alternator or internal ?

06-19-2008, 04:45 AM
Do you maybe mean voltage regulator?
External you have one wire to your alternator.
Internal you have more than one wire on the alternator.

06-19-2008, 07:44 AM
actually the other way around dave....an internally regulated alternator will require only 1 wire to it as it has its own internal voltage regulator.

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