Diagnostic Information And Procedures; Battery Inspection - Suzuki SX4 Service Manual

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Charging System Circuit
The generator features a solid state regulator that is mounted inside the generator. All regulator components are
enclosed into a solid mold, and this unit along with the brush holder assembly is attached to the rear housing. The
regulator voltage is being controlled by ECM under some conditions while driving. Refer to "Generator Control System
Description in Section 1A" in related manual.
The generator rotor bearings contain enough grease to eliminate the need for periodic lubrication.
Two brushes carry current through the two slip rings to the field coil mounted on the rotor, and under normal conditions
will provide long period of attention-free service.
The stator windings are assembled inside a laminated core that forms part of the generator frame.
A rectifier bridge connected to the stator windings contains diodes, and electrically changes that stator AC. voltages to
a D.C. voltage which appears at the generator output terminal.
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[A]: If equipped with electric load current sensor
1. Generator with regulator assembly
2. I.C. regulator
3. Stator coil

Battery Inspection

Common Causes of Failure
A battery is not designed to last indefinitely; however, with proper care, it will provide many years of service. If the
battery performs satisfactorily during test buy fails to operate properly for no apparent reason, the following are some
factors that may point to the cause of trouble:
• Accessories left on overnight or for an extended period without the generator operating.
• Slow average driving speed for short periods.
• Electrical load exceeding generator output particularly with addition of aftermarket equipment.
• Defects in charging system such as high resistance, slipping drive belt, loose generator output terminal, faulty
generator or voltage regulator. Refer to "Generator Symptom Diagnosis".
• Battery abuse, including failure to keep battery cable terminals clean and tight or loose battery hold down.
• Mechanical problems in electrical system such as shorted or pinched wires.
Visual Inspection
Check for obvious damage, such as cracked or broken case or cover, that could permit loss of electrolyte. If obvious
damage is noted, replace battery. Determine cause of damage and correct as needed.
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[A]
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4. Diode
5. Field coil (rotor coil)
6. Charge indicator light
7. Main switch

Diagnostic Information and Procedures

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8. Battery
9. Electric load current sensor (if equipped)
10. ECM
11. BCM
Charging System:
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12. Combination meter
13. CAN driver
14. Main fuse box
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S7RW0A1A04001

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