Re: Got stranded, the story, fried alternator - recommend a new one?
In the meantime, I cleaned up my old alternator from previous motor and put it on. I think it's a 70 amp or so. Took the car for a spin around the block and the voltage gauge showed the alternator charging. However, when I got home the alternator was HOT and I mean hot to where I could not touch it. Should the alternator be this hot?
Also took a voltage reading at the battery with the car running. It was 14.4V. Does that seem high? Battery is not fully charged yet so I am thinking the alternator is working extra hard to charge it.
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Last edited by zlek131; Aug 21st, 11 at 01:18 PM.