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Smart Charge Alternator


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Silver Calcium Battery
Ford smart charge systems are designed to be used with a ___ ___ ___
Disconnect the plug
To check that the altenator can provide sufficient charge first ___ ____ ____
Basic charging system checks
If alternator doesn't output 13.8V when the plug is disconnected then carry out ___ ___ ___ ___as its not a smart charge issue
Receive a signal from the PCM
If battery light is illuminated means alternator doesn't ___ _ ___ ___ ___ ___
PCM is controlling it
If alternator isn't charging initially but then does when disconnecting the 3-pin plug means the ___ ___ ___ ___
Check continuity of wiring to PCM
If battery is correct and altenator can charge without plug then ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
Feedback, Load Request, Reference Voltage
Pin 1 : Alternator ____ , Pin 2 : Alternator ___ ___, Pin 3 : ____ ____
Battery Voltage, Reference
Pin 3 must match ____ ____ as it’s the ____ voltage
Isolated, Ground
Pin 1 & Pin 2 need to be ____ from each other and ____
Change, Load Request
Pin 2 is a square wave that will ____ with ____ ____.
No Request, PCM
No change from Pin 2 on load means ____ ____ from ____. Suspect PCM Fault
Feedback, Constant
Pin 1 is the ____ and must remain ____ square wave.
Smart Charge, Faulty
If Pin 1 mirrors Pin 2 in changing then the ____ ____ of the alternator is ____
Boosts, Temperature
When PCM calculates cold engine it ____ charge, pulling it back as the ____ rises. Smart voltage variation is not proportional to load only to battery temperature.
VRLA
AGM & Gel are the 2 types of ___ batteries