Weak Alternator (wrong answer?)

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Mon Apr 8 11:33:50 EDT 2002

At 9:16 AM -0500 4/8/02, Dale McCormack wrote:
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>In examining my "broken" alternator cable, it had breaks in the
>strands throughout the cable end where it exited the alternator.
>Although the cable seemed to be solid, these hundreds of  breaks
>wouldn't allow adequate current flow.  No corrosion whatsoever was
>present.  Your "parallel cable system" is a good one.

So two different _kinds_ (i.e., locations) of cable problem are being
discussed here: (1) under the carpet where there may be corrosion at
the cable "splice" and (2) in the cable--adjacent to the alternator.
I've heard a lot about the first kind, but not the second variety
that Dale describes.


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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