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Elec. short

Tring to track a intermittend, bad short. Drains batteries within a couple hours. I've pulled all the fuses/relays one at a time and can't find it? Any ideas? Thanks
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try disconnecting the alternator.... I've seen several cause a real bad draw like your talking about. When I say disconnect I mean completely remove all wires...


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try disconnecting the alternator.... I've seen several cause a real bad draw like your talking about. When I say disconnect I mean completely remove all wires...

Yep, bad diodes in the alternator. Happened to me. Twice.


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I'll check it out. Do you have to replace or can it be fixed? Still charging. Thanks
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they will still charge and work fine, but kill the batts as soon as you shut off the truck.


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