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  1. Nissan Patrol GU/GR Y61
    Hi all, would anyone know what the little wheel in between the harmonic balancer and aircon pulley is for on a td42? I've just changed my alternator belt and noticed the back of the belt is touching this wheel causing wear on the back of the belt. I've worked out the more I adjust the...
  2. Nissan Patrol GQ/Y60 & Ford Maverick
    I have a 1988 Ford Maverick TB42 Carby. My alternator is gone and I recently purchased an alternator. The battery terminal of the back of the new one is much bigger than the one I originally have. I guess my one is 50A, I cannot connect it since the wire clamp is small to connect to new one. Is...
  3. Nissan Patrol GU/GR Y61
    So I recently had some issues with the alternator not sending charge. I have bought a brand new OEX replacement. All went well with the change over. When I go to start it, the car starts fine although she won't stay on. Turns itself off once the idles drop. I can keep it going although I need...
  4. New Members, Please Introduce Yourself Here
    Hey guys, Starting off - I'm brand new to the forum so if this is a bad place for the post or I've left out information; I apologise. I own a 2005 GU Patrol with about 170,xxx kms on the clock - have had it for about two years. Second owner, I believe. About nine months ago, I had the...
  5. Auto Electrical
    Hi All. Had my alternator replaced three years ago, but noticed recently a burning smell; which I'm pretty sure is the alternator. Coils are also black, and I'm sure they were copper previously / when I last looked. Voltage on the battery at idle is 12.9v / 12.4v when ignition off. So far...
  6. Auto Electrical
    Hi everyone first time posting as i cant find a thread that is helping me. As the title says im trying to install a TB45 alternator into my TB42 as the old alternator was overcharging and i was told that its better if i put the 100amp TB45 alternator instead just putting the same 50amp that was...
  7. Auto Electrical
    G'day all! Long time reader, first time poster so here's to hoping that someone out there has already had this issue before I and can reduce the amount of hours I need to spend under/crawling through the engine bay of by bus. SO...here's the situation. My old girl doesnt seem to be able to...
  8. Nissan Patrol GQ/Y60 & Ford Maverick
    Hi, Bare with me while I explain the background. It may help diagnosis. Potentialy relevant engine / electrics info - GQ 4.2L turbo diesel - redarc dual battery system - HID headlights / 4x100w driving lights - aftermarket car alarm - upspecced alternator fitted with reco engine 1 yr ago (not...
  9. Auto Electrical
    Hey guys, I have been scratching my head on this for a bit now. I have a gq td42 and recently had an alternator fail on me. Now i went and purchased an 90a alt from ashdowns, installed it, and no matter wht i do, the max charge rate is 12.5v from the alternator.. So i assumed i gota lemon...
  10. Nissan Safari
    Hi Guys, I know this has been brought up multiple times in the past but I can't seem to find any relevant info on the subject. Selling my Safari so naturally the alternators packed in. Its a 24v Safari import, 1988 y60 (i think). Anyone know where I can find one? Will an MQ/MK alternator...
  11. Nissan Patrol MQ/MK 160/260 series
    Hi everyone!!! I've read somewhere but i can't recall now that the engine and other components used for the mq are the same as for nissan urvan other nissan truck and fork lift. sooo im wandering there's any other compatible 24 V alternator that i can put on my mq Thanks a bunch!!!!!!!!
  12. Auto Electrical
    (1991 TD42 GQ TI) Hi guys, today I took my alternator out to give it a full clean out. Previously it was giving me about 12.9v at idle with no major electrics running and barely keeping up at 12.6 with headlights on. So I cleaned it out today hoping to get a few more volts out of it. Problem...
  13. Auto Electrical
    Hi guys, after extensive head scratching and searching through posts on here I thought it was time to contribute to this great site and see if you guys could help me a little. I recently started having troubles with the alternator on my td42 gq. Charge light came on and voltage dropped...
  14. Nissan Patrol GU/GR Y61
    Hello guys, I am really lost as to what's gone wrong and I pray it's a easy simple fix. A week ago I hit highway south, a hour into it my Patrol had electrical issue. I popped hood and found battery connection broke. Being whoop whoop and nothing for another 100kms south managed to get another...
  15. Nissan Patrol GQ/Y60 & Ford Maverick
    I'm having problems with my alternator not changing the battery. I bought an alternator off eBay and had it rebuilt that was supposedly for an rb30 but ended up having to modify my wiring a bit and it has never worked properly. I have the thick black wire and thinner red wire bolted to the back...
  16. Auto Electrical
    I'm having problems with my alternator not changing the battery. I bought an alternator off eBay and had it rebuilt that was supposedly for an rb30 but ended up having to modify my wiring a bit and it has never worked properly. I have the thick black wire and thinner red wire bolted to the back...
  17. Auto Electrical
    Gday all, I started up my ZD30 a week ago and heard a noise that sounded like a heap of fuses blowing up. All the eletrics in my car wouldnt work (indicators, wipers, dash, windows, air con etc). The only eletric's that worked were my brake lights and head lights. I checked the fuse box next...
  18. Auto Electrical
    Hi everyone, i have a 24v safari td42s auto and the regulator for the alternator has gone. Luckily i had a spare alternator but would like to fix the original to have as a spare. where do people obtain the regulators from or is there a place to buy a higher amperage 24v alternator with vacuum...
  19. Nissan Patrol GU/GR Y61
    Hi All, I have a 2002 ZD3.0 auto Patrol and when I first start up in the morning several dash light stay on (ie battery, handbrake sub tank and a few more). After driving for about 5 mins they all go out and everything appears normal. I put a multimeter on the battery terminals on start up...
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