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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: electrical short
Your problem is pointing to the alternator. Since you say the alternator is only a year old, the I would check the tension on the belt (deflection should be about 1/2 an inch), and the belt itself. Your problem most likely lies in either the belt, belt tensioner (if applicable), or alternator.
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
Sounds like a short in the system. If you can put a charger on the system, I recommend you pull the fuses one at a time and look for a spark when reinserting them. There are only a couple circuits that should spark when the key is off. After narrowing it down that way, you can start checking the wires and components on those circuits that sparked. You can also do this with the fusebox in the engine compartment.
Posted on Sep 06, 2010
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