95 S10 P/U WITH 2.2 NOT CHARGING
The small heat shield Chevy put near the starter got loose and touched the starter solenoid wires. I noticed the short right away because all power was lost.
I turned off the key and coasted to my home. I replaced the starter & alternator and now I can only get 12 volts from the new alternator and if I try to drive anywhere the battery drops off with the voltage gauge to the red and p/u dies.
The voltage at the alternator while it's running is only 11.9 volts and already switched the alternator at the auto parts place still the same 11.9 to 12 volts max.
I have put my know good battery from another auto in it and have been removed and scuffing up the ground areas and all fuses are good and never blew.
I've also been checking the little fuselink looking things all over under the hood and swapped the bosch relays on the firewall.
The only wire damaged was the small ground that comes off the batter to the frame but only the rubber insulation melted away from it.