I just replaced my alternator last night after the bearings went out on the old one.
Two hours earlier the car ran fine- motor is a rebuilt with less than 5000K. The only issue was the grinding noise from the alternator bearings.
So when I hook everything back up and tried to fire the motor up, it cranks strong but will not start.
When I lightly hit the accelerator a small 'poof' of white smoke lazily comes out of the carb after it almost starts. But the car will not start.
I have read that voltage regulators can do this sometimes and I am going to pick one up tomorrow. I just wanted to know if I may have missed something- such as the tension on the belt being too tight. I have it set with approx 1/2" of play.
87 Dodge Omni
Thursday, October 18th, 2007 AT 2:00 AM