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whitemark
01-30-2006, 02:13 PM
hey guys when i drive my bird about twenty miles or so i can pop the hood and the alternator is like three times hooter than the rest of the engine and the charge output dropps to about 13.5 volts. the car is a 96 with the base 3.8 and the alternator is brand new. actually it's the third one cuz i orginally thought i was just getting bad alternators. any ideas?

darkstar_one
01-30-2006, 02:48 PM
maybe its being grounded? like as in a positive is slightly touching a negative?

RBH Racing
01-30-2006, 03:04 PM
Also make sure you have a good clean ground from the block to the body. It can cause this problem. should be near the motor mount(pass.) if I recall. Just put that exact same post on another one for bad idle, can cause all kinds of things.

Ray