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May I suggest an 'Insulation Breakdown Test' on the stator?
Disconnect the stator at the three yellow wire white plastic connector, set the meter to ohms/resistance and touch one lead to a yellow wire and one to the engine case and check for continuity.


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May I suggest an 'Insulation Breakdown Test' on the stator?
Disconnect the stator at the three yellow wire white plastic connector, set the meter to ohms/resistance and touch one lead to a yellow wire and one to the engine case and check for continuity.
The stator cannot cause an electrical drain.

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The stator cannot cause an electrical drain.
When he mentioned the system wasn't charging properly and I offered that suggestion.


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When he mentioned the system wasn't charging properly and I offered that suggestion.
I see I misread his post.

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I did the leak test and pulled the 30A fuse from the starter solenoid and the voltage drain went away. Guess it may be the cause and is a cheap fix if that is the case. Looks like it is an aftermarket one on their now as it looks different from all the ones being sold now...
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I can't see what switch you have there, but I really stress that you should replace it with an OEM unit. A lot of people will tell you to use that kind of fuse, but the truth is, your problem exists because of that kind of use.

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Dennis, thanks for the link to parts store. My solenoid is obviously not OEM and is most likely the culprit.
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I did the leak test and pulled the 30A fuse from the starter solenoid and the voltage drain went away. Guess it may be the cause and is a cheap fix if that is the case. Looks like it is an aftermarket one on their now as it looks different from all the ones being sold now...
That is NOT your problem. All the power goes through that fuse so naturally the drain will go away when you pull it and it has nothing to do with that starter relay anyway. Did you take my previous advise?
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Dave, not sure what pulling the voltage regulator will tell me. Is there something else Iím missing like testing it?
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