Alternator took a crap?

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  1. DropTopPony

    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    Fired the pig up today for first time since last summer. Popped a new battery in and it started right up. I let it idle for a few minutes then revved it slightly from the throttle body. I started to smell a burning so I was looking for some leaves on the headers etc but nothing.

    The alternator started to smoke and it turned red inside :mad: so I shut it off and unhooked the battery. I thought the car was gonna burn but it stopped smoking and the fire inside went out.

    I am guessing the regulator or a diode must have took a dump?
     
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    probably. Running UDPs by chance?
     
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    No stock pulleys are on there. I'm shopping around now.
     
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    they are not expensive to rebuild. See if there is a local alternator shop and they can normally do it cheaper then you can.
     
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    I took a starter to a starter shop once. Got back later in the day and it looked like new! Then I turned it over to see a fresh reman sticker on it. I could have gone to O'Reilly myself. But the building is now a zestos if that's any coalition

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    I had an alternator bearing seize up while I was under the hood with it running, scared the crap out of me, really thought I screwed up something in the motor itself so was glad to find out it was only the alt
     
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    Replacement came in.

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