Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Model: none at present
While the ignition system is probably ok, the 1200 is well known for charging system problems. I would check the stator and the R/R per the manual, and check ALL the white plastic connectors in the wiring, from the stator to the R/R. If you find anything burned, cut out all the connectors and solder the wires together. Also check the R/R itself for excessive heat. It is normal for it to run pretty warm, but it it is hot enough to burn you from just a momentary touch, something is wrong. Since you have an '84 with a 350 watt stator, hopefully you will not have the problems I had with my '85 LTD with the 500 watt stator.
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