The alternator appears to be overcharging. With the engine running the alternator will create such a load that the fan belt will start to slip, squeal and get hot. If the small control wire on the side of the alternator is disconnected the alternator quits charging and the slippage and squeal stops. While this is happening the volt meter shows just battery voltage or less. The alternator has been replaced and I understand that the old one did exactly the same thing. Could this be caused by a direct short somewhere in the wiring or could this be a control problem by the VCM? I'm not sure where else to look. Thanks for any advice you give me.
have the same problem?
Monday, July 20th, 2015 AT 11:58 AM