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Old 07-04-2012, 08:36 AM
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The stock setup uses the starter as a junction point. The output from the alternator runs to the starter and it has a fusiBle link where it connects to the starter post. Then there is a wire from that junction to the battery positive and a wire to the fuse box. Each wire has a fusible link, but no fuse. However, that junction is under the vehicle where it not convenient to reach.

Newer vehicles run the charge wire directly over from alternator BAT to the battery positive, and put the fusible link on the battery end. I pulled that setup off a junked GM vehicle because it gave me a larger charge wire (8 gauge?) for my new alternator.

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I installed a 70 amp Maxi fuse on the output from the Pos battery post, everything runs thru it except the cable that goes to the starter. That was the setup that came with the Painless kit I bought..... works well.
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vicrod and dub I found my problem,the bus bar connection from the main source was loose on
the back side of the fuse block.Body panel glue is great.
thanks you guys for all your help. Ealkay65
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Do you mean that the main power was contacting the ignition bus on the fuse block thus keeping the ignition hot at all times?

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Vicrod ,yes, you are correct ,the main power was contacting the ignition hot all the time.
good thing i disconnect the battery wheni am not working on the car.I went through the fuse box and all related wires.Thanks again for your help Elkay65
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