Alternator is causing the battery to drain

Tiny
GCARTER1
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  • 1997 FORD THUNDERBIRD
  • 4.6L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 199,999 MILES
I replaced the alternator and realized I have a short. The alternator itself has a short on the body. I can see the battery literally short out.
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Saturday, July 31st, 2021 AT 5:38 AM

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Tiny
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Hello, I'm Danny.

Here is a tutorial showing how to remove and replace an alternator and anther on how to test wiring.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-an-alternator

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-wiring

I've attached a wiring diagram below for the alternator and alternator harness connection. I've also attached removal and replacement alternator picture steps below on your Thunderbird. Let us know if you have any further questions on this issue. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Saturday, July 31st, 2021 AT 8:43 PM

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