How Do I Know if My Stator Needs to be Repaired?

Knowing whether or not you need a stator repair is simple.  You can find detailed flowcharts to diagnose your stator or you can conduct these 3 easy tests.

You may also want you use a DVA Peak Volt Adaptor to test your stator’s voltage and know whether or not your stator needs to be repaired.

Stator repair — Ohms Test

Use a multimeter set on Ohms to test every wire of the stator’s connector (1-2, 2-3, 3-1). You should have the same numbers on each test.  If not, your stator is not functioning correctly and you need a stator repair.

Stator repair — Ground Test

Keeping your meter on Ohms, touch the negative lead to the engine’s ground.  Then, with your positive lead, test every lead of the connector.  If you have at least 1 reading that is not OL (Open Loop), you need a stator repair.

Stator repair — AC Output Test

Set your meter to AC Volts and start your vehicle.  With the vehicle running, conduct the same Ohms test by touching every wire of the stators connector (wires 1-2, 2-3, 3-1). You should get equal readings for each test.  If even one reading is not the same, you need a stator repair.

Make sure to go through all 3 tests before going to a stator repair shop.  This will ensure that every problem is taken care of.