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?
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2007 Dodge Caravan
Question: alternator smokes at startup,
Answer #1Greg's Orange Auto (8341 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9355globalhelper January 30, 2013, 06:22Master
poss bad plug at alt, ck wiring
Answer #2wetry January 30, 2013, 07:38Master
Check for driven componets locking up other than the alternator, look at it while eng. is running with ac/ defoster on.