Re: JD 332 Alternator or Regulator?
You have 11.8 volts to the battery with the engine running, you should have between 13.5 and 14.5 volts DC. Unplug the alternator and put your multi-meter leads on the two wires coming from the alternator, with the engine running you should see around 35 volts AC coming out of the alternator. If your alternator checks out, replace the voltage regulator. The voltage regulator is a common problem on these tractors. I had to replace the VR on both my 332 and 322. TIP: use some dielectric grease on the plug when you install the new VR.
1996 JD 345 w/custom electric sleeve hitch
1987 JD 332 w/3 point hitch and rear PTO
1987 JD 322 w/3 point hitch
1987 JD 318 w/3 point hitch
1980 JD 212H w/factory sleeve hitch
Last edited by DeereMan; 07-16-2010 at 10:47 PM.