The charging circuit in the Zeppelin, a 1990/91 350, has failed again. I presume
that it is due, as last time, to a failed fuse in the automotive fuse box. I'll be troubleshooting when it gets back from the shop, where it is having unrelated work done. ( It started and drove to the shop, about 15 miles, fine--but the battery was flat when I arrived.)
1. Last failure was due to a failed fuse in the automotive fuse box. (the fuse didn't look bad-but it was!!)
2. The diode package in the alternator failed as well. It now has a new 100 amp alternator.
3. It has a new 600 amp cranking battery.
So, I think she's telling me that there is a further electrical problem in the charging circuit. (2 blown fuses, etc?) Dash gage shows about 12V
, but no more. Battery is not charging. Starts only with the house batteries.
I suspect the relay which combines the house and starting batteries, and I think I should carry a spare in any case. Anybody got a part number? If I order it now, it might get here before the Zeppelin gets back from the shop.