Check Charging Circuit With Load

(a) Keep the engine speed at 2,000 rpm, turn on the high beam headlights, and turn the heater blower switch to the "HI" position.

(b) Check the reading on the ammeter. Standard amperage:

30 A or more If the ammeter reading is less than the standard amperage, replace the generator assembly. HINT:

• If the battery is fully charged, the ammeter reading may be less than the standard amperage. In this case, increase electrical load by operating devices such as the wiper motor and rear window defogger. Then, recheck the reading on the ammeter.

Charge Warning Light Comes ON while Driving

INSPECTION PROCEDURE

CHECK LOCK FUNCTION OF CLUTCH PULLEY

(a) Check the lock function with the pulley installed in the vehicle.

(1) Visually check that the rotor in the generator operates with the engine started.

(b) Check the lock function with the pulley removed from the vehicle.

(1) Remove the generator pulley cap. Using SST, hold the generator rotor.

(2) Turn the clutch pulley clockwise and check that the outer ring locks.

The outer ring locks. SST 09820-63020

REPLACE CLUTCH PULLEY

CHECK LOCK OF CLUTCH PULLEY

(a) Start the engine and visually check looseness of the clutch pulley. OK:

The clutch pulley is not loose.

TIGHTEN CLUTCH PULLEY TO THE SPECIFIED TORQUE

REPLACE GENERATOR ASSEMBLY

Noise Occurs from Generator while Engine is Running

INSPECTION PROCEDURE

CHECK LOOSENESS OF V-RIBBED BELT

(a) Check the tension of the belt by pushing it down with a finger. OK:

The tension of the belt is enough.

REPLACE V-RIBBED BELT TENSIONER ASSEMBLY

CHECK V-RIBBED BELT FOR WEAR

(a) Check the V-ribbed belt for wear. OK:

The V-ribbed belt is not worn.

REPLACE V-RIBBED BELT

CHECK CLUTCH PULLEY FOR WEAR

(a) Check the clutch pulley groove for wear or other defects. OK:

The clutch pulley groove is not damaged.

REPLACE CLUTCH PULLEY

CHECK FOR NOISE WHILE CLUTCH PULLEY IS OPERATING

(a) Perform a driving test and check if noise occurs when decelerating. OK:

Noise does not occur.

REPLACE CLUTCH PULLEY

REPLACE GENERATOR ASSEMBLY

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