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)
  • Ignition Switch
  • 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, allow engine to cool before removing any component. Wear protective gloves.‪

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 equipment manufacturer. 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 equipment manufacturer. With the exception of DDEC components, replacement parts for electrical equipment should be ordered through the 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 55 Service Manual - 6SE55
Generated on 10-13-2008

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