Re: {Chrysler 300} Generator Rebuild
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: {Chrysler 300} Generator Rebuild



hi Jim  
If the armature is undamagrd ( not burned and no melted solder ) the rest of it is very simple to “ rebuild “ . New bearings and brushes is all it takes and about an hour once bearings are replaced ( machine shop or you , or buy a  kit with arbors to press in brass bushings , )It may not need that either(?obvious)  ,,although the ball bearing if it has one should be changed . get number off it they are standard or measure . 
There is much transfer of $ for nothing on these, imho . 
What does go wrong  is the bearings can go , the brushes wear ( 100 k mile stuff ) I don’t think   anyone today can rewind one , i have never once seen the need for that  . not once in 50 years . And I would first find another armature it junk generator . You can get field coils but I have  seen problems there unless way over oiled ( unlike starters ) 

What is really common is the brushes get stuck in their holders while stored and   do not slide out against the commutator ., so after storage you get a few seconds then nothing or nothing at all . Don’t  lube just clean and free them .90 % of time you are done , if it was  working when parked. In fact no charge after storage IS this.   Can sometimes free  by tapping or through the end . Sometimes the springs that push the brushes rust . 
Another aspect is all plymouth dodge etc use essentially the same generator , it is not specific to 300 or even chrysler in 35 A 12 v size ( not ac ) although mechanical mounts may vary some the guts or whole unit will interchange . 
Brush and bearing kits are readily available . , as is pulley puller 

if burned ( i have never seen that , can only happen if you mess with VR settings — (so  never do that) or a short in field wire , but most  often by “golden finger”  pressing down the cutout relay in VR ( nothing else to do ) . It will lock in with engine stopped , battery flows into generator while stopped till battery dies ,  burns it . Disconnect battery right away ; even better don’t open VR —- if you do never press on relays “ to see what happens” 
Jg 
Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 7, 2024, at 3:09 AM, Keith Boonstra <kboonstra.zeegroup@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Jim
I can very highly recommend Ademas Alternator & Starter in Coopersville MI
Keith Boonstra 


On Tue, Feb 6, 2024 at 11:31 PM Jim Birr <jebirr@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Any recommendations on where I can get my 300-F generator rebuilt?  

I've located a number of rebuilders online including Pro Rebuilders, Luna, Kaestner, and North Star but wouldn't mind a reference.  


Also if anybody has had any experience with "Gener-Nator" conversions would be interested to hear about it.

Thanks,

Jim

--
For archives go to http://www.forwardlook.net/300-archive/search.htm#querylang
---
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Chrysler 300 Club International" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to chrysler-300-club-international+unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/chrysler-300-club-international/2146cee1-3400-4c81-b6f2-56baef025271n%40googlegroups.com.

--
For archives go to http://www.forwardlook.net/300-archive/search.htm#querylang
---
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Chrysler 300 Club International" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to chrysler-300-club-international+unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/chrysler-300-club-international/CABYqBVpP5cw5WoMDrA5pEMZMCmu%3Dt-%3DjLTnxnxpc0WLTgDGaRg%40mail.gmail.com.

--
For archives go to http://www.forwardlook.net/300-archive/search.htm#querylang
---
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Chrysler 300 Club International" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to chrysler-300-club-international+unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/chrysler-300-club-international/A3EEB389-913C-4538-974F-D980C74F66F5%40gradyresearch.com.


Home Back to the Home of the Forward Look Network Archive Sitemap


Copyright The Forward Look Network. All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.
This site contains affiliate links for which we may be compensated.