Mechanics

BEETLE ALTERNATER

1974 Volkswagen Other

I have a 1974 type 1, model 111 beetle. I recently replaced the alternator, and got everything hooked back up. The battery was dead of course from the alternator being bad. So when I hook up jumper cables to it, the positive and negative wires at the alternator get really hot and the alternator smokes. Please help.


matt c
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1974type1
August 2, 2007.



It's possible you have the wires to the alt. Reversed.
Make triple sure.
Also, check your voltage regulator. It's under the rear seat on the driver's side.
Make sure the belt isn't too tight
get the book by john muir
how to keep your vw alive forever

Tiny
MikeyDep
Oct 11, 2007.