1974 Beetle alternater

Tiny
1974TYPE1
  • 1974 VOLKSWAGEN

I have a 1974 type 1, model 111 beetle. I recently replaced the alternator, and got everything hooked back up. The battery was dead of course from the alternator being bad. So when I hook up jumper cables to it, the positive and negative wires at the alternator get really hot and the alternator smokes. Please help.


matt c

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Thursday, August 2nd, 2007 AT 7:24 PM

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Tiny
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It's possible you have the wires to the alt. Reversed.
Make triple sure.
Also, check your voltage regulator. It's under the rear seat on the driver's side.
Make sure the belt isn't too tight
get the book by john muir
how to keep your vw alive forever

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Thursday, October 11th, 2007 AT 9:14 AM

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