I have an 83 Toyota 4x4 SR5 carborated 22R. I try to a lot of what I can by myself because it’s typically satisfying, easy and cheaper. I’ve replaced the alternator in my truck before and it was relatively painless. This time is a real drag. I installed the new alternator, started the truck and the charge light comes on, leading me to believe the battery still isn’t charging. I then replaced the voltage regulator and still the light. After that, I started the car and had my girlfriend watch the dash lights while I fiddled with the plug on the alternator and still the light. I’m thinking it’s either a faulty alternator or a bad plug connection. It’s a real chore removing and installing it. Any way around removing it again to have it tested?
Any ideas anybody?