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My '71 hs been rewired front to back with a Painless system, and it uses an internally regulatd alt. from a '95 Chevy pickup.

Last week the alt. went bad so i put a new one on. I havent driven it since i put the new one on. Today i hooked up the battery, and without running the car, 5 minutes later, the alternator housing was hot to the touch. If i unhook the battery, it cools off. Hook the battery up; the alt gets hot again.
All of this is without the key in the ignition, not running, no accessories drawing power... nothing.

So why is it getting so hot?

-Matt
 

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Sounds like they pinched something when they assembled the alternator. Guessing something off the field windings. Take it back and get another one.
 

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John, i think everytime I've posted something in this forum, you have answered in 30 min or less.

You ROCK!


I'm off to the parts store to see what they can do for me.

-Matt
 
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