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Old 02-22-2011, 05:13 PM
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alternator gets hot

my battery was dead so I jumped the car (68 Camaro) within like three minutes my alternator was to hot to touch. It has a new wiring harness and im sure its hooked up correct. can someone please help...
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Is the battery bad?
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it was a new battery, i think it died due to the cold weather and not being used
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Keep a battery charged at all times especially for rigs that are not driven often.
Battery tenders work OK to maintain a battery at full charge .
Alternators are not designed to fully charge a dead battery thus the heating.

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thanks everyone for the info.
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A malfunctioning regulator will also cause the alternator to over heat. Check the out put voltage. Should be 14.2 volts. Out put as low as 15 volts will cause overheating.

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