Section 8.1 Overview of Electrical System

Section 8.1
Overview of Electrical System

The electrical system consists of the following components:‪

  • Starting motor
  • Battery-charging generator (alternator)
  • Transistorized voltage regulator (normally integral to the alternator)
  • Storage battery(s)
  • Starting motor relay


    To avoid injury from accidental engine startup while servicing the engine, disconnect/disable the starting system.‪



    To avoid injury from hot surfaces, wear protective gloves, or allow engine to cool before removing any component.‪

Detailed information on the maintenance and repair of the specific types of electrical equipment can be found in the service manuals and bulletins issued by the OEM. Information regarding equipment manufactured by the Delco-Remy Division of General Motors Corporation may be obtained from their electrical equipment operation and service manuals. The manuals may be obtained from an AC-Delco service outlet, or from the Technical Literature section, Delco-Remy Division of General Motors Corporation, Anderson, Indiana.‪

In most instances, repairs and overhaul work on electrical equipment should be referred to an authorized repair station of the original equipment manufacturer. With the exception of DDEC components, replacement parts for electrical equipment should be ordered through the original equipment manufacturer's outlets, since these parts are not normally supplied with the engine. For electrical equipment manufactured by Delco-Remy Division, service and parts are available through AC-Delco branches and repair stations.‪

Series 50 Service Manual - 6SE50
Generated on 10-13-2008

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