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Current Draw

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I made a mistake today and I could use some advice on how to solve the problem I have created. The battery was connected and I disconnected the battery connection on the alternator and then his wire touched the body of the alternator, went to ground and the wire overheated :doh:. Now when I start the engine the ammeter shows a huge draw. While the engine is on and then turning the lights on or honking the horn blows the fuse. :whoops:

I am looking for any ideas about what would cause a large current draw like this and how I might track down the problem?

Any advice appreciated.
 

dgangle

total rice
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that wire overheated and either it or ones near it went to ground. start peeling back your wiring harness and look for the smoked wires.

this most-likely isn't going to easy or fun.
 

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