One wire alternator getting hot

x2 Jul 16, 2019 · It's that current that causes wires to get hot. To reduce the alternator's output current while driving to the shop, turn off everything electrical possible. You don't need the radio, heater fan, and air conditioning, and if you drive near highway speeds, the radiator fan won't turn on either. All those things get their power from the ... If the ign terminal on the side of the alt (white wire) has battery power instead of ign power the alternator will be on all the time making it warm. It would also draw the battery down. If its truly a one wire alt eliminate the other 2 wires. 66panel, Feb 19, 2012 SHARE POST #5 bbr Member from MissouriNov 10, 2013 · 1. measure voltage. if above 14.8ish, regulator is bad, and is running alternator wide open, resulting in excessive heat. Will very soon ruin your "brand new battery". 2. if voltage is below 12.6 when running, suspect bad diode 3. If voltage is between 13.2 and 14.8, disconnect exciter wire. Run alternator. ALSO BE SURE, you have a proper 10 gauge Ground From the ground lug at the alternator mount bolt, to your ground buss tie point at or near the starter. Poor ground bonding will cause tons of heat..and charging problems. If you don't have a ground buss set up you need to do that. Doc imp: Aftermarket Solutions Electronic & Electrical InnovationsThe alternator charges fine, it puts out about 14 volts. It is the second rebuilt alt on the car since the rewire job (the first smoked out.) The large red wire goes to the starter, the #2 red wire goes to the same post on the back of the alternator as the large red wire, and the #1 brown wire goes up under the dash. What can cause this?Make it big. If you are installing a 130A alternator increase your wire size from the alternator to the solonid. 10 ga wire is only rated at 30 amps 8 ga 55 amps. By the charts you need a #2 wire for 130 amps. (or you could use 2 of the #8 or #6-75amp) Do yourself a favor and get a piece of welding cable.And also connecting the hot lead wire to the hot terminal on the alt. (Your done at the alt.) Now at the voltage regulator. You have 4 wires with position 1-4 #1 Blue #2 White #3 Orange #4 brown Cut And splice the white and brown wire together. Position #4 & #2 Cut and connect #1 & #3 and connect them to the positive terminal on the Horn relay.#2 · Aug 1, 2009 I just replaced my alternator and it was HOT HOT after minute or two of running from a cold alternator. But it has been 4 days or so and is working like a champ. When I took the old alternator off it took at least 2 hours before I could touch it to remove it and was still hot but not enough to burn. mrnecsteve RegisteredThe alternator charges fine, it puts out about 14 volts. It is the second rebuilt alt on the car since the rewire job (the first smoked out.) The large red wire goes to the starter, the #2 red wire goes to the same post on the back of the alternator as the large red wire, and the #1 brown wire goes up under the dash. What can cause this? The alternator is the source of power used to operate the ignition system, lighting, and other electrical system parts. And the parts will deliver best performance when operating at about 14 volts. The voltage regulator will always attempt to maintain the electrical system voltage at about 14 volts. But the original wire harness will feed power ... 08-16-2010, 03:25 PM. Chevy Guy. Learning to use the forums. Join Date: Aug 2010. Posts: 8. Alternator gets hot with engine off. The alternator on my '06, 3.0L was getting hot with the engine shut off (eventually ran the battery down to zero). Since I suspected it was causing an annoying squeak anyway, I bought and installed a new alternator.Nov 17, 2009 · 2. Motor is just basic Crank, Water Pump, Tensioner, and Alternator on my serpentine belt. Super basic. 3. With the belt off the alternator spins very smooth. 4. Alternator charging cable goes to a 175 amp mega fuse, then to the starter solenoid where it shares a mounting bolt with the positive battery cable. 5. The red wire is a resistance wire (1.35 ohms) which reduces the voltage to the coil so it won't burn out. If you have a good meter you can measure the coil resistance (1.13 to 1.23 ohms) or the coil current (2.0 - 2.4 amps engine running). If the coil resistance is Ok but the coil current is to high the control unit is shot.New Chrome Mini Alternator 1 Wire Self Exciting Compatible with Chevy Big Block Small Block BBC SBC Race Cars Hot Rods Street Rods 45 Amp 6.5 Pounds! 4.8 out of 5 stars 8. $95.80 $ 95. 80. Get it Wed, Jul 13 - Fri, Jul 15. FREE Shipping. Only 6 left in stock - order soon.Discussion Starter · #1 · Jan 24, 2020. Few directions to 'fix' a bad exterior voltage regulator; 1. New Pcm. 2. wire in a separate voltage regulator. 3. 1 wire alternator w/ internal voltage regulator. Cost for # 2 and #3 is about the same. (when factoring in a new alternator for either instance) But after searching all the threads in 'here ...Sep 26, 2021 · If the alternator is still hot, it needs to be cooled down before touching any components. Turn off all accessories drawing power from your car's battery. Moreover, kindly wait until the alternator slows down or stops before you touch anything on it. Another method for fixing is to disconnect the wire that goes from the alternator to the battery. The one you currently have is obviously not a one-wire alternator. It has three wires. It should work fine the way it is. The replacement, true one-wire alternator will have only one connection. That red wire that's currently there from the alt Batt post to the battery plus side of the solenoid should be all you need.Sep 15, 2015 · If it gets above 14.6V you may have an issue, but if it gets to 15 or higher you're literally cooking your battery. If the voltage is good, next check the amperage being put into the battery. This will be harder to do but still possible. You'll need to use a loop around the alternator wire unless you choose to interrupt it and route it through ... Apr 03, 2010 · The 1-wire alts by design ar not a good choice. Stick with a 3 wire like a CS144 or CS130 and just convert to an internally regulated system. If I remember right, from the harness side of the regulator plug-in you have now, the yellow and orange leads get capped seperately while the blue and brown get spliced together. Check out our one wire alternator conversion guide. We cover GM 1 wire alternator wiring as well as Ford and Chevy. Learn about pulley ratio and charging too! Talk to the experts. Call 800.979.0122, 7am-10pm, everyday. ... Hot Rod, or Truck by Mark Houlahan - Posted in Tech 4/15/2022 ...This 11 volt module can be used to illuminate a charging system warning light. This 11 volt module can be used to illuminate a charging system warning light. Answer (1 of 8): When I diagnose a car that is "eating" alternators, it always comes down to one of three things. 1. A bad battery. The alternator is constantly working hard to charge a battery that will not top off…usually due to an interior short. 2. High draw add on equipment. A big audio sys...Apr 09, 2010 · canuck1. I think alternators can get pretty hot when called on to charge a low battery. A FULLY charged 12v automotive battery runs around 13.6v (most battery tender type automatic chargers will trickle charge if battery drops below this voltage). 11.5v is low. The alternator is working to bring it back up to full voltage. Mar 11, 2022 · The commonest answer to why an alternator gets hot involve one of two things, this could be as a result of factors to impedes the outflow of the current that leaves the alternator through its diodes as well as the wire windings, or as a result of a frictional force that builds up the alternators bearing or belt. If the alternator is still hot, it needs to be cooled down before touching any components. Turn off all accessories drawing power from your car's battery. Moreover, kindly wait until the alternator slows down or stops before you touch anything on it. Another method for fixing is to disconnect the wire that goes from the alternator to the battery.So whether you need an alternator for your truck, hot rod, musclecar, sport compact, or audio competition vehicle, Powermaster gives you the power you need to get it started and keep it going. ... They include a one-wire lightweight racing alternator, a hard-coated deep-groove alternator and crank pulley, bracket kit, and a belt. The black ...Joined Jul 19, 2009. 6,936 Posts. #4 · Feb 4, 2012. there is usually small wire (not the charging wire) one wire that hooks from the battery back to the alternator. the regulator uses the voltage on this wire to set charging system voltage. it sounds to me like you have high resistance on this wire, so in turn the alternator is cranking up the ...Jun 29, 2015 · Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:29 am Post subject: Re: 1 wire alternator: on the back of the alt, hook a heavy gauge wire to the positive post on the battery, or if you like to the hot wire coming from the battery to the starter at the starter, Please run an extra wire to ground the alt, there will be a small screw or bolt that go directly into the case of alt,ground that to engine block, I have ... Mar 02, 2009 · It is running hot to the touch. It's putting out 14.7 volts and never drops down untill I disconnect the plug in the back of the alternator which made it drop down to 12.5 volts.Then the alternator cools down. The one you currently have is obviously not a one-wire alternator. It has three wires. It should work fine the way it is. The replacement, true one-wire alternator will have only one connection. That red wire that's currently there from the alt Batt post to the battery plus side of the solenoid should be all you need.Feb 18, 2019 · Jul 8, 2001. 23,782. Gallatin Tennessee. badazz81z28 said: All my wires were spliced together near the fire wall. That's how my new alternator is wired as well. If I was going to run a wire all the way from the alternator to the battery in the trunk I would just dike off the old wire closes to the large splice. mini cooper 2012 catalyst monitor incomplete This is caused by the positive and negative wires touching other. The thickness of the wire determines how hot it gets. You have probably seen the element in an electric heating glowing red so it produces heat. If the energy isn't controlled, the wire turns orange and then white and eventually melts.Apr 09, 2010 · canuck1. I think alternators can get pretty hot when called on to charge a low battery. A FULLY charged 12v automotive battery runs around 13.6v (most battery tender type automatic chargers will trickle charge if battery drops below this voltage). 11.5v is low. The alternator is working to bring it back up to full voltage. IF it is a 100 amp alternator, a 10ga wire is not heavy enough. A 10ga wire with 50 amps of current draw will be almost ready to melt the insulation after 15 minutes. I don't know if that helps. A single wire alternator has the regulator built in, so the only way it can sense the battery voltage is to keep resistance to a minimum. My 2 cts.Jul 23, 2011 · Your alternator should not exceed 150C (302F). Beyond that the varnish on the wire may start melting and the diodes in the alternator will short out. 100C is boiling point of water. Alternators can handle a lot of heat. That is an INSANE range. The alt is well under engine temp so I guess its all good. 1 - 9 of 9 Posts. Note that our 1-wire alternators 7127, 7139 and 7140 permits the use of a no charge warning/dashboard indicator light. To wire a warning light, remove the terminal plug cover and connect the #1 (Left terminal, looking from the back of the alternator) to the warning light wire. DO NOT wire #1 terminal directly to ignition “ON”: it either ... Jul 08, 2012 · IF it is a 100 amp alternator, a 10ga wire is not heavy enough. A 10ga wire with 50 amps of current draw will be almost ready to melt the insulation after 15 minutes. I don't know if that helps. A single wire alternator has the regulator built in, so the only way it can sense the battery voltage is to keep resistance to a minimum. My 2 cts. Jun 19, 2021 · Actually if you have not added anything to the cars electrical system the 130 amp alt will only put out what the car and battery demand. So if you had a 40 amp alt on it and it kept the battery charged and supplied the electrical system on the car then the 130 will only put out about the same because as soon as it meets the cars electrical load ... Jun 11, 2012 · I just converted my 1960 Falcon from a generator to a 1 wire alternator. I got some instructions from the man at the shop where I purchased the alternator. after everything was hooked up I noticed that my alt. light was on, without the key being on. I finally found the wire that was the problem... The alternator charges fine, it puts out about 14 volts. It is the second rebuilt alt on the car since the rewire job (the first smoked out.) The large red wire goes to the starter, the #2 red wire goes to the same post on the back of the alternator as the large red wire, and the #1 brown wire goes up under the dash. What can cause this?Check the large power cable to the alternator and the fuse, usually, a large 40-60 amp fuse near the battery. Check the ground cable between the engine and the body. Check the serpentine belt and make sure the alternator is spinning with the engine. Check the small power supply wire and the charging light wire.Tn. Oct 24, 2019. #1. I have a 65 mustang 289. I'm installing a 1 wire 100amp alternator int/reg to replace the factory Alternator. What should I do with the wiring harness? I hooked both leads to The starter solenoid and taped the other 4 wires up. ( wires that went to the old alternator) all these wires came from the voltage regulator harness.6,753 Posts. #5 · Dec 7, 2020. The 3G internal regulator alternator is a better option than a true "one wire" alternator. I too had to deal with the squeal. I solved the problem with dual belt pulleys from CVF Racing. It was easy to replace the serpentine pulley on the 3G alternator with the dual groove.Discussion Starter · #1 · Jan 24, 2020. Few directions to 'fix' a bad exterior voltage regulator; 1. New Pcm. 2. wire in a separate voltage regulator. 3. 1 wire alternator w/ internal voltage regulator. Cost for # 2 and #3 is about the same. (when factoring in a new alternator for either instance) But after searching all the threads in 'here ... themushroomkingdom net sounds Jan 18, 2012 · If not the alternator then start following all the wiring from the alternator back to the battery, and look for anything abnormal. But sence the alternator is smoking when you hook up the other cars battery then you know that the power is getting to the alternator threw the wiring, so the wiring is probably fine. I still think alternator. Feb 04, 2010 · 111 Posts. #2 · Feb 4, 2010. Usually if a hot wire gets "hot" and starts glowing, smoking, catches fire, etc...it is because there is a wire on the positive side that is grounded. And it does not have to be directly in line to the alternator. Use a multi meter or gound test to see which hot wire is connected to ground. Just having done a fuel injection conversion on my engine, I think the real problem is the 1 wire alternator not being"excited" and charging until the rpms climb. This starves the computer and ignition of voltage, causing problems. ... 1 wire alternators are for hot rods that see the street all the time, not off road rigs IMO. ...Jun 15, 2017 · 1,180. Location. okla. 74021. 65 3 times said: I purchased a black powder coated tuff-stuff alternator that made three 1/8th mile passes and quit. Dave. I have a 130 amp , one wire on my 505, only wire on it goes to the relocated Chrysler rely-battery post. battery is in trunk. Jun 16, 2017. #8. Answer (1 of 8): When I diagnose a car that is "eating" alternators, it always comes down to one of three things. 1. A bad battery. The alternator is constantly working hard to charge a battery that will not top off…usually due to an interior short. 2. High draw add on equipment. A big audio sys...Hot Rod Wiring - Diagram. Please Note: This diagram was designed for 12 volt systems, but can also be used for 6 volt systems. If used for 6 volt, make all the wires heavier by 2 gauges. For example 14 gauge wire will become 12 gauge, 10 gauge will be 8 gauge, etc. Source: Mike Bishop's book "How To Build A Traditional Ford Hot Rod ...The alternator charges fine, it puts out about 14 volts. It is the second rebuilt alt on the car since the rewire job (the first smoked out.) The large red wire goes to the starter, the #2 red wire goes to the same post on the back of the alternator as the large red wire, and the #1 brown wire goes up under the dash. What can cause this? Jun 29, 2015 · Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:29 am Post subject: Re: 1 wire alternator: on the back of the alt, hook a heavy gauge wire to the positive post on the battery, or if you like to the hot wire coming from the battery to the starter at the starter, Please run an extra wire to ground the alt, there will be a small screw or bolt that go directly into the case of alt,ground that to engine block, I have ... May 24, 2013 · Joined Feb 6, 2004. 7,210 Posts. #2 · May 24, 2013. If it's getting hot with the ignition off in the one wire configuration I would think there is an internal problem with the alternator. If it was getting hot in the three wire configuration it might be mis-wired. With it being the same alternator I'm leaning towards an alternator problem. Oct 12, 2009 · 5,110 Posts. #5 · Oct 12, 2009. I'm with Howler. Wires will melt because of a poor connection. Make sure you have the proper size ring terminal, use a wire brush to clean the alternator stud and nut. If you need to, use some copper washers underneath the ring terminal to help it seat properly, the factory connector is small and tabbed so that ... Apr 06, 2021 · The battery is the most straightforward component; cars use a 12v DC battery. The other component is the alternator, a tiny electric generator that’s run by the serpentine belt. The alternator has two functions. First, it keeps the battery charged. Second, when the engine is running, it’s actually the alternator that runs all the electronics. This is the IGN wire that should be 12V when the key is in the ON position. * White/Green stripe. This is the Field wire. This wire should be around 12V as long as the battery is below 13.6V. This wire "regulates" the output from The alternator. * White/Black stripe. This is the ground wire. Not important at this moment.Sep 26, 2021 · If the alternator is still hot, it needs to be cooled down before touching any components. Turn off all accessories drawing power from your car's battery. Moreover, kindly wait until the alternator slows down or stops before you touch anything on it. Another method for fixing is to disconnect the wire that goes from the alternator to the battery. Yes alternators give off heat, they have an internal fan to cool it. The will get too hot to touch after running a while. I would test the voltage at the battery with a meter, should be around 12 V. A good test is at 1500 rpm, headlights, heater fan and radio on, should hold around 14 V. bfranklin88 08-06-2009, 03:14 PM smsf lookup Nov 10, 2009 · And also connecting the hot lead wire to the hot terminal on the alt. (Your done at the alt.) Now at the voltage regulator. You have 4 wires with position 1-4 #1 Blue #2 White #3 Orange #4 brown Cut And splice the white and brown wire together. Position #4 & #2 Cut and connect #1 & #3 and connect them to the positive terminal on the Horn relay. Yes alternators give off heat, they have an internal fan to cool it. The will get too hot to touch after running a while. I would test the voltage at the battery with a meter, should be around 12 V. A good test is at 1500 rpm, headlights, heater fan and radio on, should hold around 14 V. bfranklin88 08-06-2009, 03:14 PMMar 02, 2009 · It is running hot to the touch. It's putting out 14.7 volts and never drops down untill I disconnect the plug in the back of the alternator which made it drop down to 12.5 volts.Then the alternator cools down. When one-wire alternators first came out, those were valid concerns: low output at idle meant sitting at a light with headlights and stereo blasting wasn't good for the electrical system or the battery. Some alternators required revving the engine to a certain RPM in order to excite the alternator so it would turn on and start charging.The battery is the most straightforward component; cars use a 12v DC battery. The other component is the alternator, a tiny electric generator that's run by the serpentine belt. The alternator has two functions. First, it keeps the battery charged. Second, when the engine is running, it's actually the alternator that runs all the electronics.Jun 13, 2020 · Chevy One Wire Alternator Wiring Diagram. To properly read a electrical wiring diagram, one offers to learn how the particular components in the system operate. For instance , if a module is usually powered up and it sends out a new signal of half the voltage and the technician will not know this, he would think he has a challenge, as he would ... You can get a relay at any auto parts store. Sounds like you could use a 12v test light as well. The test light will tell you when a wire is hot. It would have a ground clamp on one end and a sharp point at the other end so you can poke through wire insulation if needed. The light will light up when the circuit is hot.Dec 13, 2012 · Upgrading your current alternator is one of the easiest bolt-on enhancements you can make to your musclecar, hot rod or even your daily driver. For any enthusiast who is handy with tools this is typically a simple upgrade on most cars. Not to leave you in suspense, we got a hold of Powermaster to get the inside scoop on choosing the correct ... Oct 12, 2009 · 5,110 Posts. #5 · Oct 12, 2009. I'm with Howler. Wires will melt because of a poor connection. Make sure you have the proper size ring terminal, use a wire brush to clean the alternator stud and nut. If you need to, use some copper washers underneath the ring terminal to help it seat properly, the factory connector is small and tabbed so that ... By monitor, get out and see if the rubber is melting or getting excessively HOT (alternator itself will cause a bunch of heat to enter the cable, you need to be concerned if it's ruining the integrity of the actual wire or not), but considering the nature of a possible car fire in the future, I'd have it towed and professionally inspected for ...So whether you need an alternator for your truck, hot rod, musclecar, sport compact, or audio competition vehicle, Powermaster gives you the power you need to get it started and keep it going. ... They include a one-wire lightweight racing alternator, a hard-coated deep-groove alternator and crank pulley, bracket kit, and a belt. The black ...Aug 25, 2018 · The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1967 - 1972 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board: 1 wire Alternator gets super hot! The design places a lot of copper into a small space by using square magnet wire that can nest more tightly. Balmar uses this technology in its AT-165 and AT-200 series alternators. ... If the alternator gets to hot reduce Belt Load Manager and / or add some forced air cooling to the alternator, via ducting and blowers. Also, each alternator ...Tn. Oct 24, 2019. #1. I have a 65 mustang 289. I'm installing a 1 wire 100amp alternator int/reg to replace the factory Alternator. What should I do with the wiring harness? I hooked both leads to The starter solenoid and taped the other 4 wires up. ( wires that went to the old alternator) all these wires came from the voltage regulator harness.Jun 20, 2022 · The one-wire alternators usually need to be "excited" to a preset rpm (1800 - 2000) to begin charging upon each start. Also the one-wire (aka charging wire) should be of sufficient gauge according to the manufacturer (6 or 8ga.). As mentioned the voltmeter ga. is a necessary tool to chase electrical issues. Feb 07, 2018 · Posted February 8, 2018. Lift the two wire connector -off- of the alternator. If you only have power on the one lead (the L one that goes right down to the Bat terminal) , then your good on that lead. Now put your light on the other one, should show power only when you turn the ignition On. If so, then that line is good. Jan 14, 2014 · 02 Connect the voltmeter between the alternator's output (BAT) terminal and Ground. If voltage is 13.614.6 volts, the alternator is OK, but power isn't getting to the battery. Go to Step 03. If ... The alternator charges fine, it puts out about 14 volts. It is the second rebuilt alt on the car since the rewire job (the first smoked out.) The large red wire goes to the starter, the #2 red wire goes to the same post on the back of the alternator as the large red wire, and the #1 brown wire goes up under the dash. What can cause this? Jun 19, 2021 · Actually if you have not added anything to the cars electrical system the 130 amp alt will only put out what the car and battery demand. So if you had a 40 amp alt on it and it kept the battery charged and supplied the electrical system on the car then the 130 will only put out about the same because as soon as it meets the cars electrical load ... Just having done a fuel injection conversion on my engine, I think the real problem is the 1 wire alternator not being"excited" and charging until the rpms climb. This starves the computer and ignition of voltage, causing problems. ... 1 wire alternators are for hot rods that see the street all the time, not off road rigs IMO. ...Discussion Starter · #1 · Aug 26, 2013. Recently picked up a 67 and am slowly fixing all the shortcuts. Im replacing the alternator and noticed some weird wiring. It had the main hot wire hooked up and then a plug that had one wire just cut off and the other running back to the main hot connection. My new alternator has a small square plug.Just having done a fuel injection conversion on my engine, I think the real problem is the 1 wire alternator not being"excited" and charging until the rpms climb. This starves the computer and ignition of voltage, causing problems. ... 1 wire alternators are for hot rods that see the street all the time, not off road rigs IMO. ...Jul 10, 2007. Location: LAPORTE, INDIANA. Local Time: 5:02 PM. I have a power master mini alternator that gets hot when engine is not running. It's a one wire design. Nothing else is on like electric fan or similar. After turning on master disconnect switch the casing will be hot to the touch in several minutes.chrysler hot rod 1 wire conversion alternator. mitsubishi eclipse 1 wire alternator. nippondenso 1 wire alternator. adjustable voltage alternators. Using the alternator in either instance requires no extra effort on the part of the end user. If you want to use it as a one wire, connect the charge wire to the battery and alternator and you're done. If you wish to use the three-wire system, connect the charge wire, remove the black plug at the two-wire terminal location and plug in your ...Jun 11, 2012 · I just converted my 1960 Falcon from a generator to a 1 wire alternator. I got some instructions from the man at the shop where I purchased the alternator. after everything was hooked up I noticed that my alt. light was on, without the key being on. I finally found the wire that was the problem... Nov 10, 2009 · And also connecting the hot lead wire to the hot terminal on the alt. (Your done at the alt.) Now at the voltage regulator. You have 4 wires with position 1-4 #1 Blue #2 White #3 Orange #4 brown Cut And splice the white and brown wire together. Position #4 & #2 Cut and connect #1 & #3 and connect them to the positive terminal on the Horn relay. Once the voltage regulator turns on, the alternator will remain on and charging until the engine comes to a complete stop. If the engine idle speed and pulley ratio combination do not allow the alternator to come up to this point during starting, the engine will have to be revved up to turn the one wire alternator on.when you replace a alternator make sure battery is fully charged 1275 hydrometer reading on all cells. alternators will get hot. if you purchased from a cheap auto parts store with the lifetime warranty youll find out you purchased a life time of changing substandard parts (and they only replace 3 times)i would suggest you take it to a local …Hi Everyone, Just finished up a family run on the 4th of July and noticed this morning the engine alternator on the starboard engine is real hot to the touch after engine off for 8-10 hours. Large battery charger in port engine room charging and also a little hot but not as bad as the alternator. Hi Everyone, Just finished up a family run on the 4th of July and noticed this morning the engine alternator on the starboard engine is real hot to the touch after engine off for 8-10 hours. Large battery charger in port engine room charging and also a little hot but not as bad as the alternator. And also connecting the hot lead wire to the hot terminal on the alt. (Your done at the alt.) Now at the voltage regulator. You have 4 wires with position 1-4 #1 Blue #2 White #3 Orange #4 brown Cut And splice the white and brown wire together. Position #4 & #2 Cut and connect #1 & #3 and connect them to the positive terminal on the Horn relay.I just converted my 1960 Falcon from a generator to a 1 wire alternator. I got some instructions from the man at the shop where I purchased the alternator. after everything was hooked up I noticed that my alt. light was on, without the key being on. I finally found the wire that was the problem...chrysler hot rod 1 wire conversion alternator. mitsubishi eclipse 1 wire alternator. nippondenso 1 wire alternator. adjustable voltage alternators. Nov 20, 2013 · Simple, One-Wire Hook Up. As you might assume, the concept behind a one-wire alternator is that there is a single wire used to connect the alternator to the battery. The voltage regulator is internal, and there are no other wires that need to be connected to your electrical system. However, that doesn’t mean that you don’t need to have a ... Nov 10, 2013 · 1. measure voltage. if above 14.8ish, regulator is bad, and is running alternator wide open, resulting in excessive heat. Will very soon ruin your "brand new battery". 2. if voltage is below 12.6 when running, suspect bad diode 3. If voltage is between 13.2 and 14.8, disconnect exciter wire. Run alternator. Apr 09, 2010 · canuck1. I think alternators can get pretty hot when called on to charge a low battery. A FULLY charged 12v automotive battery runs around 13.6v (most battery tender type automatic chargers will trickle charge if battery drops below this voltage). 11.5v is low. The alternator is working to bring it back up to full voltage. Apr 06, 2021 · The battery is the most straightforward component; cars use a 12v DC battery. The other component is the alternator, a tiny electric generator that’s run by the serpentine belt. The alternator has two functions. First, it keeps the battery charged. Second, when the engine is running, it’s actually the alternator that runs all the electronics. Nov 10, 2009 · And also connecting the hot lead wire to the hot terminal on the alt. (Your done at the alt.) Now at the voltage regulator. You have 4 wires with position 1-4 #1 Blue #2 White #3 Orange #4 brown Cut And splice the white and brown wire together. Position #4 & #2 Cut and connect #1 & #3 and connect them to the positive terminal on the Horn relay. Sep 25, 2008 · The alternator is overheating. We need to see how much amperage the alternator is putting out to see if that is the issue (charging a lot all of the time). It is possible for the alternator to get hot, but not because it is putting out amperage. If there is an internal issue with the alternator it can get hot without charging a lot. unity non convex mesh collider when you replace a alternator make sure battery is fully charged 1275 hydrometer reading on all cells. alternators will get hot. if you purchased from a cheap auto parts store with the lifetime warranty youll find out you purchased a life time of changing substandard parts (and they only replace 3 times)i would suggest you take it to a local …One-wire alternators are also a good choice when converting an old car or truck from 6-volts to 12-volts . They are often used to replace generators in old trucks and farm machines. One-wire alternators are small, inexpensive and very easy to wire in. They'll also do away with an external voltage regulator, as they have an internal regulator.Sep 25, 2008 · The alternator is overheating. We need to see how much amperage the alternator is putting out to see if that is the issue (charging a lot all of the time). It is possible for the alternator to get hot, but not because it is putting out amperage. If there is an internal issue with the alternator it can get hot without charging a lot. Your alternator should not exceed 150C (302F). Beyond that the varnish on the wire may start melting and the diodes in the alternator will short out. 100C is boiling point of water. Alternators can handle a lot of heat. That is an INSANE range. The alt is well under engine temp so I guess its all good. 1 - 9 of 9 Posts Forums Tech Help ElectricalJun 13, 2020 · Chevy One Wire Alternator Wiring Diagram. To properly read a electrical wiring diagram, one offers to learn how the particular components in the system operate. For instance , if a module is usually powered up and it sends out a new signal of half the voltage and the technician will not know this, he would think he has a challenge, as he would ... Apr 06, 2021 · The battery is the most straightforward component; cars use a 12v DC battery. The other component is the alternator, a tiny electric generator that’s run by the serpentine belt. The alternator has two functions. First, it keeps the battery charged. Second, when the engine is running, it’s actually the alternator that runs all the electronics. The alternator charges fine, it puts out about 14 volts. It is the second rebuilt alt on the car since the rewire job (the first smoked out.) The large red wire goes to the starter, the #2 red wire goes to the same post on the back of the alternator as the large red wire, and the #1 brown wire goes up under the dash. What can cause this?If that is a hot wire, that is, something from the hot terminal of the battery or generator, it creates a dead short and attempts to draw an infinite amperage. The alternator is going to ramp to it's maximum and beyond, attempting to meet the draw. ... 1. The alternator wire will be a number 10 wire run to the ammeter. Must reverse the poles on ...Jan 14, 2014 · 02 Connect the voltmeter between the alternator's output (BAT) terminal and Ground. If voltage is 13.614.6 volts, the alternator is OK, but power isn't getting to the battery. Go to Step 03. If ... Aug 25, 2018 · The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1967 - 1972 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board: 1 wire Alternator gets super hot! Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:29 am Post subject: Re: 1 wire alternator: on the back of the alt, hook a heavy gauge wire to the positive post on the battery, or if you like to the hot wire coming from the battery to the starter at the starter, Please run an extra wire to ground the alt, there will be a small screw or bolt that go directly into the case of alt,ground that to engine block, I have ...The alternator is the source of power used to operate the ignition system, lighting, and other electrical system parts. And the parts will deliver best performance when operating at about 14 volts. The voltage regulator will always attempt to maintain the electrical system voltage at about 14 volts. But the original wire harness will feed power ... Note that our 1-wire alternators 7127, 7139 and 7140 permits the use of a no charge warning/dashboard indicator light. To wire a warning light, remove the terminal plug cover and connect the #1 (Left terminal, looking from the back of the alternator) to the warning light wire. DO NOT wire #1 terminal directly to ignition "ON": it either ... beretta 391 replacement stocks New Chrome Mini Alternator 1 Wire Self Exciting Compatible with Chevy Big Block Small Block BBC SBC Race Cars Hot Rods Street Rods 45 Amp 6.5 Pounds! 4.8 out of 5 stars 8. $95.80 $ 95. 80. Get it Wed, Jul 13 - Fri, Jul 15. FREE Shipping. Only 6 left in stock - order soon.Feb 19, 2009 · Registered. Joined Aug 16, 2004. 2,866 Posts. #5 · Feb 19, 2009. then you may want to test each wire in the alternator harness for resistance. might have a corroded wire causing the battery feedback. possibly look into the voltage regulator too. Jul 16, 2019 · It's that current that causes wires to get hot. To reduce the alternator's output current while driving to the shop, turn off everything electrical possible. You don't need the radio, heater fan, and air conditioning, and if you drive near highway speeds, the radiator fan won't turn on either. All those things get their power from the ... Mar 26, 2018 · Using the alternator in either instance requires no extra effort on the part of the end user. If you want to use it as a one wire, connect the charge wire to the battery and alternator and you’re done. If you wish to use the three-wire system, connect the charge wire, remove the black plug at the two-wire terminal location and plug in your ... Mar 11, 2022 · The commonest answer to why an alternator gets hot involve one of two things, this could be as a result of factors to impedes the outflow of the current that leaves the alternator through its diodes as well as the wire windings, or as a result of a frictional force that builds up the alternators bearing or belt. Jun 15, 2017 · 1,180. Location. okla. 74021. 65 3 times said: I purchased a black powder coated tuff-stuff alternator that made three 1/8th mile passes and quit. Dave. I have a 130 amp , one wire on my 505, only wire on it goes to the relocated Chrysler rely-battery post. battery is in trunk. Jun 16, 2017. #8. Feb 18, 2019 · Jul 8, 2001. 23,782. Gallatin Tennessee. badazz81z28 said: All my wires were spliced together near the fire wall. That's how my new alternator is wired as well. If I was going to run a wire all the way from the alternator to the battery in the trunk I would just dike off the old wire closes to the large splice. Nov 20, 2013 · Simple, One-Wire Hook Up. As you might assume, the concept behind a one-wire alternator is that there is a single wire used to connect the alternator to the battery. The voltage regulator is internal, and there are no other wires that need to be connected to your electrical system. However, that doesn’t mean that you don’t need to have a ... Answer (1 of 8): When I diagnose a car that is "eating" alternators, it always comes down to one of three things. 1. A bad battery. The alternator is constantly working hard to charge a battery that will not top off…usually due to an interior short. 2. High draw add on equipment. A big audio sys...By monitor, get out and see if the rubber is melting or getting excessively HOT (alternator itself will cause a bunch of heat to enter the cable, you need to be concerned if it's ruining the integrity of the actual wire or not), but considering the nature of a possible car fire in the future, I'd have it towed and professionally inspected for ...Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:29 am Post subject: Re: 1 wire alternator: on the back of the alt, hook a heavy gauge wire to the positive post on the battery, or if you like to the hot wire coming from the battery to the starter at the starter, Please run an extra wire to ground the alt, there will be a small screw or bolt that go directly into the case of alt,ground that to engine block, I have ...May 24, 2013 · Joined Feb 6, 2004. 7,210 Posts. #2 · May 24, 2013. If it's getting hot with the ignition off in the one wire configuration I would think there is an internal problem with the alternator. If it was getting hot in the three wire configuration it might be mis-wired. With it being the same alternator I'm leaning towards an alternator problem. Mar 02, 2009 · It is running hot to the touch. It's putting out 14.7 volts and never drops down untill I disconnect the plug in the back of the alternator which made it drop down to 12.5 volts.Then the alternator cools down. visit: http://www.alternatorparts.com Feb 19, 2009 · Registered. Joined Aug 16, 2004. 2,866 Posts. #5 · Feb 19, 2009. then you may want to test each wire in the alternator harness for resistance. might have a corroded wire causing the battery feedback. possibly look into the voltage regulator too. Aug 25, 2018 · The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1967 - 1972 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board: 1 wire Alternator gets super hot! Jan 14, 2014 · 02 Connect the voltmeter between the alternator's output (BAT) terminal and Ground. If voltage is 13.614.6 volts, the alternator is OK, but power isn't getting to the battery. Go to Step 03. If ... Check the large power cable to the alternator and the fuse, usually, a large 40-60 amp fuse near the battery. Check the ground cable between the engine and the body. Check the serpentine belt and make sure the alternator is spinning with the engine. Check the small power supply wire and the charging light wire.08-16-2010, 03:25 PM. Chevy Guy. Learning to use the forums. Join Date: Aug 2010. Posts: 8. Alternator gets hot with engine off. The alternator on my '06, 3.0L was getting hot with the engine shut off (eventually ran the battery down to zero). Since I suspected it was causing an annoying squeak anyway, I bought and installed a new alternator.CORRECT WIRE SIZE IS CRITICAL Alternator Rating Wire Size Available Kits 75 Amps 10 gauge High Output Alternator Wiring Kit 555 -10510 100 Amps 8 gauge 150 Amps 6 gauge 200 Amps 4 gauge It is very important to use the correct wire size to connect the alternator to the battery. A wire size too small can allow the wire to overheat, melt the ... #2 · Aug 1, 2009 I just replaced my alternator and it was HOT HOT after minute or two of running from a cold alternator. But it has been 4 days or so and is working like a champ. When I took the old alternator off it took at least 2 hours before I could touch it to remove it and was still hot but not enough to burn. mrnecsteve RegisteredDec 23, 2016 · 11) Start car and remove the power wire at the jump post for a moment (probably a no no!) to check voltage from Alternator and get 10.7 V, I rev engine and it drops to 9.9. reconnect red wire at the jump post and at idle I get 11.6 V (battery is probably dying a bit at this point) lol. 12) Disconnect the two wire plug at Alternator, and Check ... Hi Everyone, Just finished up a family run on the 4th of July and noticed this morning the engine alternator on the starboard engine is real hot to the touch after engine off for 8-10 hours. Large battery charger in port engine room charging and also a little hot but not as bad as the alternator. Jul 23, 2011 · Your alternator should not exceed 150C (302F). Beyond that the varnish on the wire may start melting and the diodes in the alternator will short out. 100C is boiling point of water. Alternators can handle a lot of heat. That is an INSANE range. The alt is well under engine temp so I guess its all good. 1 - 9 of 9 Posts. Jun 13, 2020 · Chevy One Wire Alternator Wiring Diagram. To properly read a electrical wiring diagram, one offers to learn how the particular components in the system operate. For instance , if a module is usually powered up and it sends out a new signal of half the voltage and the technician will not know this, he would think he has a challenge, as he would ... Nov 20, 2013 · Simple, One-Wire Hook Up. As you might assume, the concept behind a one-wire alternator is that there is a single wire used to connect the alternator to the battery. The voltage regulator is internal, and there are no other wires that need to be connected to your electrical system. However, that doesn’t mean that you don’t need to have a ... Alternators are physically incapable of developing more output current than they are designed for, so the only way for that output wire to get hot is if someone replaced the original alternator with some other unit that is capable of a lot more current, or it has at least two shorted diodes of the six, and that is creating a direct short to ground.Sep 26, 2021 · If the alternator is still hot, it needs to be cooled down before touching any components. Turn off all accessories drawing power from your car's battery. Moreover, kindly wait until the alternator slows down or stops before you touch anything on it. Another method for fixing is to disconnect the wire that goes from the alternator to the battery. CORRECT WIRE SIZE IS CRITICAL Alternator Rating Wire Size Available Kits 75 Amps 10 gauge High Output Alternator Wiring Kit 555 -10510 100 Amps 8 gauge 150 Amps 6 gauge 200 Amps 4 gauge It is very important to use the correct wire size to connect the alternator to the battery. A wire size too small can allow the wire to overheat, melt the ... It is running hot to the touch. It's putting out 14.7 volts and never drops down untill I disconnect the plug in the back of the alternator which made it drop down to 12.5 volts.Then the alternator cools down.Joined Jul 19, 2009. 6,936 Posts. #4 · Feb 4, 2012. there is usually small wire (not the charging wire) one wire that hooks from the battery back to the alternator. the regulator uses the voltage on this wire to set charging system voltage. it sounds to me like you have high resistance on this wire, so in turn the alternator is cranking up the ...The alternator wire gets very hot and it melted the top of my battery. I replaced the megafuse the battery and the alternator and it still gets very hot. You can feel the bolt that goes thru the plastic case that holds the megafuse and the bolt will hurt to touch. My car has 60000 miles. My car has an automatic transmission.Jan 14, 2014 · 02 Connect the voltmeter between the alternator's output (BAT) terminal and Ground. If voltage is 13.614.6 volts, the alternator is OK, but power isn't getting to the battery. Go to Step 03. If ... Hot Rod Alternators in-stock with same-day shipping. Talk to the experts. Call 800.979.0122, 7am-10pm, everyday. GIFT CARDS. DEALS. TRACK ORDER ... gm 1 wire alternator Ford alternator 7068K alternator 140 amp chevy one wire alternator for ford 1 w,ire alternator 1 wire alternator for 1957 ford 100 amp 1 wire cs130 alternators 1 wire ford alt ...visit: http://www.alternatorparts.com The alternator is the source of power used to operate the ignition system, lighting, and other electrical system parts. And the parts will deliver best performance when operating at about 14 volts. The voltage regulator will always attempt to maintain the electrical system voltage at about 14 volts. But the original wire harness will feed power ... With the belt off the alternator spins very smooth. 4. Alternator charging cable goes to a 175 amp mega fuse, then to the starter solenoid where it shares a mounting bolt with the positive battery cable. 5. Alternator seems to be grounded just fine. 6. I've checked and rechecked my wiring schematic and I think I'm fine.Alternators are physically incapable of developing more output current than they are designed for, so the only way for that output wire to get hot is if someone replaced the original alternator with some other unit that is capable of a lot more current, or it has at least two shorted diodes of the six, and that is creating a direct short to ground.Sep 02, 2010 · Super Moderator. Joined Sep 20, 2000. 33,641 Posts. #4 · Sep 2, 2010. No, when key is the tumbler and the switch is in IGN position other than ACC, OFF, LOCKED, or START. If the two wires are swapped, battery voltage on the left spade can be making the alt hot. 1 - 4 of 4 Posts. One-wire alternators are also a good choice when converting an old car or truck from 6-volts to 12-volts . They are often used to replace generators in old trucks and farm machines. One-wire alternators are small, inexpensive and very easy to wire in. They'll also do away with an external voltage regulator, as they have an internal regulator.Jun 19, 2021 · Actually if you have not added anything to the cars electrical system the 130 amp alt will only put out what the car and battery demand. So if you had a 40 amp alt on it and it kept the battery charged and supplied the electrical system on the car then the 130 will only put out about the same because as soon as it meets the cars electrical load ... IF it is a 100 amp alternator, a 10ga wire is not heavy enough. A 10ga wire with 50 amps of current draw will be almost ready to melt the insulation after 15 minutes. I don't know if that helps. A single wire alternator has the regulator built in, so the only way it can sense the battery voltage is to keep resistance to a minimum. My 2 cts.Jul 16, 2019 · It's that current that causes wires to get hot. To reduce the alternator's output current while driving to the shop, turn off everything electrical possible. You don't need the radio, heater fan, and air conditioning, and if you drive near highway speeds, the radiator fan won't turn on either. All those things get their power from the ... 1 wire Alternator gets super hot! The 1967 - 1972 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board. Register or Log In To remove these advertisements. The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks ...The alternator is the source of power used to operate the ignition system, lighting, and other electrical system parts. And the parts will deliver best performance when operating at about 14 volts. The voltage regulator will always attempt to maintain the electrical system voltage at about 14 volts. But the original wire harness will feed power ... Oct 13, 2009 · If the wiring diagram in above link applies, alternator should have 2 white wires, one black/yellow and one yellow wire, a total of 4 wires at alternator. Blk/Yel is hot in Run and Start, Yellow is hot in Run. If either is hot (voltage present) with key switch off, could be faulty ignition switch. i just replaced my alternator... i just replaced my alternator as the wire in my fuse box located on top of the battery in my 2005 jetta gets very hot and starts to melt the box and my new alternator is not readind the right ampage the parts place told me that this problem is what made my alternator go bad it is the first wire from left to ...ALSO BE SURE, you have a proper 10 gauge Ground From the ground lug at the alternator mount bolt, to your ground buss tie point at or near the starter. Poor ground bonding will cause tons of heat..and charging problems. If you don't have a ground buss set up you need to do that. Doc imp: Aftermarket Solutions Electronic & Electrical Innovations#1 terminal to activate the alternator. With this setup the alternator starts charging as soon as the engine is running Three-wire Alternator: This setup uses a battery wire, ignition/warning light wire and voltage sensing wire, Three wires. Voltage sensing is used when you want the alternator to read voltage at some other point than the battery.The voltage regulator which is internal to the alternator uses a grounding system to regulate output voltage. In other words as the voltage goes high it uses contacts that send it to ground. If these contacts stick it sends battery voltage to ground all the time, hence HOT feel to alternator. Usually kills a battery. Philip AdministratorAlternator burning up. Interests:Farming, music, rodeos, and all around good times. We farm with a 2013 Farmall 105U, 1996 Case IH 3230, 2 1990 7120 Magnums (1 fwa, 1 2wd ) 1, 1981 IH 786, 1,1963 Farmall 460 gas, and 1 1948 Farmall H. Have a 2005 2377 combine with correspondening heads. A Case IH 6500 conser til chisel plow and even a 56 forage ...So whether you need an alternator for your truck, hot rod, musclecar, sport compact, or audio competition vehicle, Powermaster gives you the power you need to get it started and keep it going. ... They include a one-wire lightweight racing alternator, a hard-coated deep-groove alternator and crank pulley, bracket kit, and a belt. The black ...This 11 volt module can be used to illuminate a charging system warning light.Jun 20, 2022 · The one-wire alternators usually need to be "excited" to a preset rpm (1800 - 2000) to begin charging upon each start. Also the one-wire (aka charging wire) should be of sufficient gauge according to the manufacturer (6 or 8ga.). As mentioned the voltmeter ga. is a necessary tool to chase electrical issues. Aug 25, 2018 · The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1967 - 1972 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board: 1 wire Alternator gets super hot! Answer (1 of 8): When I diagnose a car that is "eating" alternators, it always comes down to one of three things. 1. A bad battery. The alternator is constantly working hard to charge a battery that will not top off…usually due to an interior short. 2. High draw add on equipment. A big audio sys...If that is a hot wire, that is, something from the hot terminal of the battery or generator, it creates a dead short and attempts to draw an infinite amperage. The alternator is going to ramp to it's maximum and beyond, attempting to meet the draw. ... 1. The alternator wire will be a number 10 wire run to the ammeter. Must reverse the poles on ...Jan 14, 2014 · 02 Connect the voltmeter between the alternator's output (BAT) terminal and Ground. If voltage is 13.614.6 volts, the alternator is OK, but power isn't getting to the battery. Go to Step 03. If ... Sep 25, 2008 · The alternator is overheating. We need to see how much amperage the alternator is putting out to see if that is the issue (charging a lot all of the time). It is possible for the alternator to get hot, but not because it is putting out amperage. If there is an internal issue with the alternator it can get hot without charging a lot. visit: http://www.alternatorparts.comThe alternator is the source of power used to operate the ignition system, lighting, and other electrical system parts. And the parts will deliver best performance when operating at about 14 volts. The voltage regulator will always attempt to maintain the electrical system voltage at about 14 volts. But the original wire harness will feed power ... Dec 07, 2020 · 6,753 Posts. #5 · Dec 7, 2020. The 3G internal regulator alternator is a better option than a true "one wire" alternator. I too had to deal with the squeal. I solved the problem with dual belt pulleys from CVF Racing. It was easy to replace the serpentine pulley on the 3G alternator with the dual groove. Jan 14, 2014 · 02 Connect the voltmeter between the alternator's output (BAT) terminal and Ground. If voltage is 13.614.6 volts, the alternator is OK, but power isn't getting to the battery. Go to Step 03. If ... Jun 13, 2020 · Chevy One Wire Alternator Wiring Diagram. To properly read a electrical wiring diagram, one offers to learn how the particular components in the system operate. For instance , if a module is usually powered up and it sends out a new signal of half the voltage and the technician will not know this, he would think he has a challenge, as he would ... Jul 16, 2019 · It's that current that causes wires to get hot. To reduce the alternator's output current while driving to the shop, turn off everything electrical possible. You don't need the radio, heater fan, and air conditioning, and if you drive near highway speeds, the radiator fan won't turn on either. All those things get their power from the ... Jan 18, 2012 · If not the alternator then start following all the wiring from the alternator back to the battery, and look for anything abnormal. But sence the alternator is smoking when you hook up the other cars battery then you know that the power is getting to the alternator threw the wiring, so the wiring is probably fine. I still think alternator. Your alternator should not exceed 150C (302F). Beyond that the varnish on the wire may start melting and the diodes in the alternator will short out. 100C is boiling point of water. Alternators can handle a lot of heat. That is an INSANE range. The alt is well under engine temp so I guess its all good. 1 - 9 of 9 Posts Forums Tech Help ElectricalOct 12, 2009 · 5,110 Posts. #5 · Oct 12, 2009. I'm with Howler. Wires will melt because of a poor connection. Make sure you have the proper size ring terminal, use a wire brush to clean the alternator stud and nut. If you need to, use some copper washers underneath the ring terminal to help it seat properly, the factory connector is small and tabbed so that ... Dec 23, 2016 · 11) Start car and remove the power wire at the jump post for a moment (probably a no no!) to check voltage from Alternator and get 10.7 V, I rev engine and it drops to 9.9. reconnect red wire at the jump post and at idle I get 11.6 V (battery is probably dying a bit at this point) lol. 12) Disconnect the two wire plug at Alternator, and Check ... Jul 08, 2012 · IF it is a 100 amp alternator, a 10ga wire is not heavy enough. A 10ga wire with 50 amps of current draw will be almost ready to melt the insulation after 15 minutes. I don't know if that helps. A single wire alternator has the regulator built in, so the only way it can sense the battery voltage is to keep resistance to a minimum. My 2 cts. Jul 16, 2019 · It's that current that causes wires to get hot. To reduce the alternator's output current while driving to the shop, turn off everything electrical possible. You don't need the radio, heater fan, and air conditioning, and if you drive near highway speeds, the radiator fan won't turn on either. All those things get their power from the ... This 11 volt module can be used to illuminate a charging system warning light.If the ign terminal on the side of the alt (white wire) has battery power instead of ign power the alternator will be on all the time making it warm. It would also draw the battery down. If its truly a one wire alt eliminate the other 2 wires. 66panel, Feb 19, 2012 SHARE POST #5 bbr Member from Missourivisit: http://www.alternatorparts.com Dec 13, 2012 · Upgrading your current alternator is one of the easiest bolt-on enhancements you can make to your musclecar, hot rod or even your daily driver. For any enthusiast who is handy with tools this is typically a simple upgrade on most cars. Not to leave you in suspense, we got a hold of Powermaster to get the inside scoop on choosing the correct ... Dec 23, 2016 · 11) Start car and remove the power wire at the jump post for a moment (probably a no no!) to check voltage from Alternator and get 10.7 V, I rev engine and it drops to 9.9. reconnect red wire at the jump post and at idle I get 11.6 V (battery is probably dying a bit at this point) lol. 12) Disconnect the two wire plug at Alternator, and Check ... The one you currently have is obviously not a one-wire alternator. It has three wires. It should work fine the way it is. The replacement, true one-wire alternator will have only one connection. That red wire that's currently there from the alt Batt post to the battery plus side of the solenoid should be all you need.CORRECT WIRE SIZE IS CRITICAL Alternator Rating Wire Size Available Kits 75 Amps 10 gauge High Output Alternator Wiring Kit 555 -10510 100 Amps 8 gauge 150 Amps 6 gauge 200 Amps 4 gauge It is very important to use the correct wire size to connect the alternator to the battery. A wire size too small can allow the wire to overheat, melt the ... This is caused by the positive and negative wires touching other. The thickness of the wire determines how hot it gets. You have probably seen the element in an electric heating glowing red so it produces heat. If the energy isn't controlled, the wire turns orange and then white and eventually melts.Jun 11, 2012 · I just converted my 1960 Falcon from a generator to a 1 wire alternator. I got some instructions from the man at the shop where I purchased the alternator. after everything was hooked up I noticed that my alt. light was on, without the key being on. I finally found the wire that was the problem... login successfactorsprincess morbuckseq handel verk dataindoor water park in tyler texas