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Hello my name is Floyd and I have a 1984 dodge ram d150 and I have a promblem with my alternator it is getting to hot and blowing up my battery and now I might have other promblems possible with wiring, please help?

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Sounds like the voltage regulator went on you. Which would allow the alternator to over charge the battery, causing it to blow up. It can also cause your electical system to act up, and go haywire. Things not working, or going on and off. If the regulator is inside the alternator you will have to replace the whole alternator. Hopefully yours is on the outside, mounted to the firewall or fender. When replaced, let it run for awhile and the electrical problems should start to go away, if not immediately. That's only if the regulator is bad. I'm 95% sure it's bad though. I hope this helped you in some way. Best wishes.

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It sounds like your alternator is putting out to much juice, you would proberly have to hook it up to a machine that tells you how many volts it is putting out and most of the auto part. stores will check it out for free.

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