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clacey

Oooops! I Might Have Shorted Out My Alternator

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I was messing around with my 91 LS400. I forgot to unhook the - cable on the battery. I touched the alternator with the wrench and it sparked. I just cranked the car and the alternator is not working. :angry:

Does this thing have a fuse or something or am I going to have to replace the whole thing. I not sure where the wrench touched it.

I guess I wont forget to remove the neg cable next time.

Any input?

Thanks,

CL

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alternator does have a fuse, because i remember the power cable for these engines goes directly to the fuse box and another wire goes to the back to the stock amp.

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A fuse would be good.

I know it isn't working because I decided to check the voltage at the battery (knowing I sparked it) and it read 9 volts just seconds before it started to die.

Thanks,

CL

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so the car actaully started then slowly died out? cuz i woudl actaully think the battery would go before the alternator

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