CHANGED BATTERY STARTED CAR AND SMELLS LIKE ...

1998 Isuzu Rodeo

Tiny

Anonymous

November, 29, 2012 AT 10:22 PM

CHANGED BATTERY STARTED CAR AND SMELLS LIKE ELECTRICAL BURNING, LOOKS LIKE ALTERNATOR GLOWING, BAD ALTERNATOR OR POLARITY ISSUE?

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Tiny

caradiodoc

November, 30, 2012 AT 4:10 AM

Can't have the battery cables connected backward if the starter worked and the engine runs. The most likely thing to be burning is the generator's output terminal. A less-than-perfect connection will result in resistance which results in heat build-up, which further degrades the connection until it really overheats. The fix for that is a replacement generator and a new terminal crimped AND soldered for a solid connection.

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