WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BURN THE ALTERNATOR

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  • 2001 Nissan Quest
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What could possibly burn the alternator

Monday, November 19th, 2012 AT 11:39 PM

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  • caradiodoc
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Do you mean there were flames or smoke coming out of it? Did the output terminal overheat and burn away? AC generators are self-regulating as far as current output goes, and you can't get more current than it was designed for. You will destroy the diodes if you connect the battery cables backward.

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 AT 1:04 AM

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