alternator acting up
brett at cloud9.net
Sun Jun 24 17:11:02 EDT 2007
On Jun 23, 2007, at 8:28 PM, Nathan Winters wrote:
> My car did the same thing, it was the cable from the starter/
> alternator to the battery. It runs 2gauge from the battery to the
> firewall, then down to 4 gauge through the firewall to the
> starter / alternator. The splice fails electrically and does
> exactly what you describe.
> I cut the wire to the battery cable about 1 foot from the splice,
> the wire was in good shape. It then spiced in a piece of 2 or 0
> gauge that I got from a stereo shop to the starter.
This is a well-known problem with type 44's. How hard a job was
this, and what was involved? I'm facing a similar issue (along with
a battery drain that is getting *very* tiresome.)
A writeup from someone who has done this before would be helpful. I
don't have the time or money to rip up the entire cable, so a splice
sounds nice. In particular, I'd like to know how you did the splice
(longevity is obviously a bit of a concern), whether you ran new wire
to the fuse/relay boxes, etc.
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