hi there can anyone help sort out a few eleritric problems 1,the dynamo (lucas c42 model with pas pump mounted on back) is not charging i have stripped and cleaned up all looks fine i.e spring brushes all are in good condition i have replace the regular box(rb 340 model) with new one and all the wiring looks fine and the charge light stays on all the time the engine is running and my 2nd eleritric problem is my wiper motor only half wipers the windscreen( only go between 9 o'clock to 1 o'clock wipe) if anyone can help me thanks mark21
Post by Phil Nottingham on Apr 11, 2006 18:27:44 GMT
The wiring should be checked for continuity - old wiring often breaks unseen in the loom particularly the field wire. Try bypassing it by running a lead direct to the small "F" terminal on the dynamo to the F terminal on the reg box. Have you tried testing the dynamo as motor?. It may also need repolarising.
The self park mechanism may be out of adjustment but more likel semi siezed rack in the bundy tubes or wiper arm spindles - remove for cleaning and regreasing.
Phil - 1964 P5-Coupe PMB***B & P5B-saloon LHO***L & other classic Rovers & Land-Rovers
cheers phil for the advice i have got the dynamo charging now and the red charge light going out but after a few mintures the rb340 voltage box starts smoking and the back plate of the rb340 gets hot is this a earth problem(i have got a positve earth on this car) i have earth the rb340 to the body of the vechine. i tested the the dynamo output by removing the 2 wire on the dynamo and bridging a wire between the two terminals and taking a reading of a voltage meter which read 17 volts coming out of the voltage meter(this is as hight as my volts meter go's thanks mark ps i hav'nt sorted the wipers yet