Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Punta Gorda, Florida
Re: Grounding of the Alternator?
Yes Greg, it did show it was charging after putting in the ground wire...same gauge as the wire from the alternator to the battery. When I checked the alternator by itself with engine running, it showed 36 volts....??? The alternator got extremely hot when connected to the battery and running, and when I removed the wire from the back of the alternator (one going to the battery) and started the car and then touched the wire to the alternator while it was running, it sparked and dragged down the idle a whole bunch and the fan belt even slipped some. Unconnected, the alternator spins freely. So where did I go wrong?