alternator smokes at startup, on 2007 Dodge Caravan

i was sitting in van with heat on and the alternator cooked in about 2 minutes, no warning lighs came on and it got so hot it melted the belt as well, so i replaced the belt and alt, and have the same problem,im thinking a wire shorting out, any suggestions?

by in Olcott, NY on January 30, 2013
2 answers
ANSWER by on January 30, 2013
poss bad plug at alt, ck wiring
ANSWER by on January 30, 2013
Check for driven componets locking up other than the alternator, look at it while eng. is running with ac/ defoster on.

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