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alternator red wire super hot melted
So i had the truck running and was just checking the fluids when i noticed little puffs of smoke coming from the back of the alternator where the red wire connects. then i noticed the rubber that protects the outside of the wire had been melted. so i disconnected both batteries to undo that wire and then the nut and top half of the screw broke off, i guess from the extreme heat. but the screw was actually melted inside of that nut. now i'm guessing a new alternator is en route but what caused that in the first place.
could my sub do that? i have had the sub in the truck since day one and have since done the erg delete and replaced the oil cooler and noticed nothing back there.
2006 F250 CCSB FX4
Mods: Blue spring, Dfuser coolant filter, EGR delete, Zerex Cat EC-1, SCT Tuner, Scangauge II
Future mods: 4" turbo back, Custom black mesh grille, custom tunes, LEDs all around
Last edited by xander40; 03-21-2014 at 07:15 AM.