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battery keep going dead- bad alt connection

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Cruiserhead05, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. Cruiserhead05

    Cruiserhead05 SILVER Star

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    I keep having problem with my battery going dead. it seems the problem is that the wire going from the alt to the battery has a plastic connector close the the battery. the connector has no snap or anything to keep it together, i taped it together and that worked for awhile...any suggestions. thanks
     
  2. jm

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    Not to be a smart ass but... you could replace the connector w/ one that stays together...

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  3. Cruiserhead05

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    yes, seems like an easy fix but a new fusible link from sor is 75 bucks...ouch..and cheap fixes
     
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    you should be able to find cheap fusible link at almost all automotive electricians, but i was super cheap and replaced mine with slow blow blade fuses.
     
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    I removed the ends and used other connectors to reinstall the fusible link... didn't cause any problems.

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  6. CruisinGA

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    While on the topic of fusible links, I need one, my cruiser doesn't have one. How large should it be for a '74 with a stock charging system? I would guess 30-40 amps since the ammeter pegs at 30.
     
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