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Battery, alternator not charging

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 May 19. 21 Replies

Hello All, after replacing the voltage regulator, alternator, checking and replacing wires to alternator plug, test voltage on battery, good, voltage on alternator good.  Checked ground with multi…Continue

Power windows

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Himsel Jul 15, 2018. 11 Replies

Hello all, my 1964 62 series has pwindow problems. In 'emergency' not lock or normal I can put down drivers front and rear windows. In 'normal' on window switch nothing works. All wires going through…Continue

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"Sorry— but every time—— I see a picture of the —rigged resistor —it cracks me up laughing Might have something to do with the coat hanger wire  You can fix ANYTHING with a coat hanger and Duct Tape you know -…"
May 19
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"When the Gen light comes on —on the dash it means that the charging circuit is not working correctly  It is usually the alternator or the regulator that turns the Gen light on the dash ( when the 6 v fuse is good )  In my case the…"
May 19
Jason Edge replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"Per your Owners Manual page 6 Under 'Generator Indicator Light':"The light, labeled "Gen", glows whenever the generator (alternator) is not charging. It is basically saying th alternator is not charging the battery. "
May 19
Travis Oleary replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"So since I posted I found a rusted spring in the alternator glass fuse. I replaced with new inline fuse holder and 6 amp fuse. Now I have Gen light at the dash ( did not have that before) but still have 12v  and dropping at the battery. …"
May 19
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
" Travis I think he  just did the things we suggested in this tread to correct his problem  Good basic trouble shooting for the charging system  Or —you could go to your favorite auto store and have them test the system and…"
May 19
Travis Oleary replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"Hi Keith. Did you ever find out what was causing the problem?  I am having a similar problem. Thanks. "
May 19
Keith Benning replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"Thanks Tony and Ginny 429 I will try that as soon as I can. "
Sep 24, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"Not sure just using a spray on the regulator harness will clean up the metal terminals inside  enough  The individual clips in the harness can be remove and reinstalled  They snap into the harness  You will need to release them…"
Sep 23, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"Get to where the negative battery cable connects to the cars frame under the battery shelf and clean that to shinny metal and put it back together  clean the battery terminals to shinny metal  A bad connection at those  locations will…"
Sep 22, 2019
Keith Benning replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"Hello all, I removed the alternator harness checked for continuity, it was good.  Then after cleaning the ground to the regulator, as Jason said, I replaced the regulator, again.   Replaced the 6 amp fuse on the right fender…"
Sep 22, 2019
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Sep 19, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"Enjoy your Woodward Dream Cruise today  i know  about it being a very special event for car lovers  Do post some pictures if you can  Like Kevin says “ no pictures it never happened “  LOL !  Enjoy "
Aug 18, 2019
Keith Benning replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"Thanks Tony and Ginny will go back to drawing board and taking your advice and cleaning all the grounds. After I come home from the “Woodward Dream Cruise” today, even though couldn’t drive my ‘64 Caddy in the cruise..."
Aug 17, 2019
Keith Benning replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"Will do. Checking all the grounds again too!"
Aug 17, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"Clean all regulator connections ( inside and outside the clip connections ) and the firewall mount of the regulator  —to shinny metal can get the regulator to start to work again  That worked for Jason and myself in the…"
Aug 17, 2019
Jason Edge replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"On the positive battery cable terminal, in addition to the main starter wire, there is a thick 10 guage wire that goes direct to the larger starter terminal on the back of the alternator. I am sure you have check this but this is the wire that…"
Aug 16, 2019

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Cadillac 4 door Series 62
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Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again

Started by Ian Osborne in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Ian Osborne 10 hours ago. 21 Replies

I know I'm not the only one who has dealt with constantly failing exhaust manifold gaskets but I have the heads off for a valve job and I'm trying to fix the issue once and for all. Well, maybe for a…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

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Caddy Daddy

Started by Dan McNarry in General Discussion. Last reply by Dan McNarry yesterday. 10 Replies

I'm looking to buy a new fuel sending unit for my car and was wondering if anyone has had recent dealings with Caddy Daddy and if so, yeah or nay?Continue

help adding fluid to top motor for '64.

Started by john kilbourne in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Charles Fares yesterday. 3 Replies

Is there a Youtube about this? From what I can learn for other lesser cars, such as they may be, the drill is: remove rear seat bottom and back, remove the plug from the top motor reservoir, use a…Continue

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63 Caddy Horn

Posted by Robert Alan Shannon on May 27, 2020 at 9:25am 9 Comments

 Just noticed a 1963  Caddy trumpet horn on Ebay. No part # given but some of his other items are 1963 specific, just throwin this out there, I have no connection to this listing .

Wiring connection help.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 24, 2020 at 9:15pm 2 Comments

Can someone help me figure where these connections go? I have a 64 60 special if it matters.…



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Wood grain finally done.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 20, 2020 at 4:57pm 3 Comments

After years of wanting to, I finally redid my wood dash paneling on my 64 60s. Not too hard to do either.…

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390 engine replacement needed

Posted by Jason on May 18, 2020 at 7:54pm 1 Comment

I’m looking for a 1963 Cadillac 390 engine that runs. 

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