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post #1 of 19 Old 04-04-2011, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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What the hell is eatting the alternator?

What the hell is eatting the alternator? Heres the story. I bought the truck in June and it just had the alternator replaced by the PO then in like sept i sold it to my uncle. He had to replace it last month, then it died again this past weekend. What is the deal??? Thanks

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Battery light is back on. I have even ran a ground from the alternator bolt! That was like 2 weeks ago and it didnt fix the issue. NOW, from what I thought i was some where is that the Starter may be able to cause this issue, any thoughts? He said the starter may be questionable, but the truck starts just fine....

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I saw something about a bad radiator ground? Could i just run a ground from the alternator bolt to the frame somewhere? And what guage would the wire need to be?

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Where are the alternators coming from. I bought one at advanced auto one time and put 4 on before they finally gave me a brand new Remy
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The one that lasted about a month was a motorcraft.

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And what guage would the wire need to be?
I'd go with #1 or #2...
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I ran a grounding wire from my negative battery terminal to the alternator...

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I ran a grounding wire from my negative battery terminal to the alternator...
Have you noticed a difference?

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TTT, update!

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Yeah...well it does get hot so I know it's carrying a load from somewhere...and I haven't had any alternator issues since. I'll take a pic in a sec and post it.

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