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    put brushes in my 86 R80 now it is not charging.at 11,9 volts charging light stays on. everything went back together the way it was.I did disconnected the ground cable before started work.and guesses.

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    Are the brushes contacting the slip rings on the rotor under spring pressure?
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    There is an order of washers that are required when replacing the brush holders. If they aren't done correctly, then a non-charging situation can result. Look at #5 in the "GEN lamp (alternator lamp) PROBLEMS" section here:

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    not charging

    brushes seem o.k.

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    Which type of brushes? The ones to solder on or the ones that have a mounting ring crimped on?

    everything went back together the way it was
    Are you sure? Did you take a picture of the wiring before you started your work?

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    ones with rings crimped on.drew a diagram of wiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galaxie View Post
    put brushes in my 86 R80 now it is not charging.at 11,9 volts charging light stays on. everything went back together the way it was.I did disconnected the ground cable before started work.and guesses.

    Darryl Cainey: Are the brushes contacting the slip rings on the rotor under spring pressure?
    If the charge light is ON when you turn the key but before you start it, then the brushes have to be touching the slip rings. Please clarify that.

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    not charging

    found what the problem was one of the insulating washers was in the wrong place. learn something everyday.want the everyone for their help.

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