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Old 11-24-2012, 06:55 PM   Thread Starter #1
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So before I did my alternator to battery I used a wrench to check size of alternator bolt in order to buy the correct size socket, then I accidentally touched the frame and caused some sparks, car drove fine bought socket unplugged batt and installed my cable everything was good now every once and then my battery and brake light blink. Could I have fried the alternator?

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Old 11-24-2012, 07:12 PM   #2
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So before I did my alternator to battery I used a wrench to check size of alternator bolt in order to buy the correct size socket, then I accidentally touched the frame and caused some sparks, car drove fine bought socket unplugged batt and installed my cable everything was good now every once and then my battery and brake light blink. Could I have fried the alternator?

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Old 11-24-2012, 07:34 PM   Thread Starter #3
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Yup, one of the diodes is gone. Get it replaced before it leaves you stranded.
What is a diodes and were is it located?

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Old 11-24-2012, 07:50 PM   Thread Starter #4
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Or do I replace whole alternator?
Car drives fine but don't wanna get stranded

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Default re: Alternator Light

well a diode is an electronic devicde that lets current flow one way but not the other, Consider it a one way check valve for electrons.

When an alternator spins it actually produces A/C current much like that in a huge power plant, or one like in a diesel locomotive, (the diesel only runs the generator, generator powers the train). When you have rotating magnetic s this produces Alternating current, and produces a SIN wav, rapidly changing from pos to neg current. This is what we use in our home. You can convert this A/C power to DC power by means of using a rectifier. A rectifier uses pairs of diodes set opposite of each other to only allow a straight power, which we consider DC or direct current.


You should be able to find an automotive place to rebuild your alternator, or buy a new one.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:05 PM   Thread Starter #6
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Lol well my car is getting towed home it left me stranded and the fuse from alt to battery died, friend said my car was probably running on my batterys power

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Lol well my car is getting towed home it left me stranded and the fuse from alt to battery died, friend said my car was probably running on my batterys power

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Old 11-24-2012, 11:19 PM   Thread Starter #8
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Lol so I need an alternator right?
Yea I was planning on leaving my car at my girls but it died oh well Ill drive my other car while I fix my bby

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Default Re: Alternator Light

So I checked this fuse put a lityle metal on it and my car started. Could it just be this fuse and not the alt?

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So I checked this fuse put a lityle metal on it and my car started. Could it just be this fuse and not the alt?

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It could. Replace the fuse, if it blows you have a confirmation that there is an overload....until you get this resolved don't drive the vehicle long distance in case it gets you stranded.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:26 PM   Thread Starter #11
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Default Re: Alternator Light

I replaced it and drove around the neighborhood, can the overload be caused by my 0gauge from battery to alternator?

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Default re: Alternator Light

In your first post its your answer. Battery + Brake light falshing = Change the alternator ASAP. I change mine and its at least a 5 hour job. PS: Its a PITA to change.
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It only blinked and turned off two times then drove good , car died next day and I guess my fuses blew, I checked my battery with a volt meter after I put in the new fusible link and it read 14.16.


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It only blinked and turned off two times then drove good , car died next day and I guess my fuses blew, I checked my battery with a volt meter after I put in the new fusible link and it read 14.16.


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Mine blink 2 times one day, the other blinks appear like a week later. Hope its not your case, but keep an eye on the volts, just to be sure. Good luck.
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I replaced it and drove around the neighborhood, can the overload be caused by my 0gauge from battery to alternator?

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No, the cable is a good thing. But if you haven't yet you need to add preventative measure like a fuse link. Cut apart your OEM positive cable and you will see a fuse link at the end of the cable. Its there for a reason.
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Sorry brother, I meant to tell you to be sure to disconnect the battery before messing with the alternator wire.
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Sorry brother, I meant to tell you to be sure to disconnect the battery before messing with the alternator wire.
You did tell me , I was just checking what size the bolt was on the alternator,
I replaced my fusible link which had,the 120fuse blown and everything seems fine, I hope its good. Alt voltage is at 14ish so I hope is good

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