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2005 Hyundai Sonata Question: altenaters is smoking after i replaced the starter any tips

 

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karolyne, 2.7L V6, Toms River, NJ, July 27, 2010, 18:09
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my car would not start we tried to jump it but its a new battery i replaced the starter it started right up but after a sec.or two it starts to smoke and smell like wires are burning it looks like its comming from the altenater i cant figure it out any tips

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    July 27, 2010, 18:18
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    you have wires either on wrong or up against something metal that is causing a short. hope you have not damaged any computers. they hate voltage surges like that.

    Roy

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