No fusible links if you're referring to the older wired-in fuse wires. They still call them "fusible links" but they're giant fuses in the Power Distribution Center.
Look closely at the heavy output wire bolted to the back of the alternator. In rare occasions, high resistance causes heat to build up which leads to burned connections. This can happen where the wire is crimped to the terminal, under the insulation. Proof would be no smell while running the engine with that wire disconnected.
It would be smart to disconnect at least one of the small field wires too. Otherwise the voltage regulator in the Engine Computer will keep trying to increase alternator output. The voltage could rise high enough to damage the diodes. This isn't a common problem; just a precaution.
Saturday, March 13th, 2010 AT 1:40 PM