First let me vent: Why in the world did Chrysler change from their own dependable alternator with an external regulator to a very expensive Bosch alternator? And why did they incorporate the regulator into the engine controller?
OK, enough of that, LOL. My question is this: Has anyone adapted a Chrysler style external regulator to a Bosh alternator? I have a 1990 Dakota, V6/automatic that has a Bosh alt. and the regulator is incorporated into the engine controller. The regulator has stopped working and the fix is to replace the engine controller, which probably would be expensive. I'm going to get a regulator from a late 80's Mopar and see if it will work with the Bosch alternator and I am just wondering if anyone had already done it. It looks like the Chrysler isolated field alternators work just like the Bosh alternator as far as how the regulation is accomplished..