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Old 07-07-2008, 04:30 PM
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Need some info! Have a 68 camaro about 80 percent restored that i purchsased from a private seller, car has new wiring and fuse panel, heres the problem. when the the car is not runing, voltage regulator and alternator get very hot to where you can not touch it, draining battery as well, do i have a short some where, or bad voltage regulator, cools down when you unhook the terminals form the battery, need info!

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If you battery is draining down then YES you have something wrong.

Take the Alt & the Regulator off & bring them to a Auto parts store Auto Zone or Advanced & have them checked.

If they check OK then look for a pinched wire some where.

Next you will need to get more involved .

The easiest way to see if there is a "DRAW" on the electrical system is to see if there is a jump or a arc when you touch & remove the Positive lead from the battery.

If this is shorting out it can be a dangerous situation so do not leave it hooked up until the problem is fixed.

Where are you located in Florida?


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