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Posted October 27, 2011 - 10:06 AM

I have an older 316 with an onan engine. The battery light stays on and is not charging.Any advice on where to start. Thanks.

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Posted October 27, 2011 - 10:34 AM

You need to check the connections at the regulator and the connection from the motor to the - battery terminal. A bad connection anywhere in there will cause grief with the charging. I would also verify that the battery is good by charging it on a charger and then load testing it. After you know all your connections are good and you have a healthy battery you can look at the battery voltage to see if there is any charge being delivered by the regulator.