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Technical Generator rebuild near Chicago

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by falcon-61, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. falcon-61
    Joined: Nov 21, 2010
    Posts: 61

    from Chicago

    So I'm hoping this is the right place for this. I'm pretty sure my generator is killing my batteries because it's pumping out too much juice so I wanna get it rebuilt. However I'm not sure where I can get it rebuilt and am hoping someone on here can give me a few or just one good place to do it. Thanks for any help!
  2. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,275

    from texas

    Regulator is between the gen and battery. Regulator allows the gen to over perform.
  3. BrownCow1992
    Joined: Jan 3, 2013
    Posts: 95

    from joliet il

    Theirs a place in blue island that we have pur starters and alternators redone at I forget the name of it but it backs up to train tracks guys really good veen doing it a long time ill get the name tommaro.for you if you still need it

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  4. slowforty
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  5. greg32
    Joined: Jun 21, 2007
    Posts: 2,033

    from lemont,IL

    Try Spitfire automotive, oak lawn on cicero ave.
  6. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,758

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    What does the ammeter show when it is charging? The regulator should bring it back down once the battery gets recharged. If it is charging too much then it is working. It sounds to me like your regulator is not regulating. You can throw money at it and maybe you will hit it or you can get it tested to find out what is wrong and only fix the problem. Guessing and wasting money on parts is not the best approach IMHO

    The ammeter should show a heavy charge at first after starting and then settle down to a normal charge depending on the load at that particular time.
  7. falcon-61
    Joined: Nov 21, 2010
    Posts: 61

    from Chicago

    I'll get a meter on it tonight if I can. I didn't realize the regulator could be the problem. I put a new one in it about a year and a half ago so I just assumed it was the genny. It will kill a battery in just a few starts and 20-30 min drives. I got a new battery, drive it maybe 5 times, mainly around the block to keep the snow plows happy, and now the battery won't hold a charge. Thanks for the info, I'll get a check on it tonight if I can. I'd like to get it fixed soon.
  8. stimpy
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,547


    P&G Keene in Bridgeview or Bensenville is who does most of the shops in Chicagos rebuilds .

    besides being a regulator if you unhook the battery, have a dead battery issue or remove /replace the generator , they also reccommend repolarizing the generator circuit ,as the feild winding does loose its magnetics .

    you should get a Chiltons manual for this type of charging set up .to learn how it functions .
  9. continentaljohn
    Joined: Jul 24, 2002
    Posts: 4,448


    Morton Grove Electric in Arlington Heights great place

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