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This morn a burning like smell came through the heater and the batt. light came on ,i opened hood and smell was coming from what seemed to be alternator

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You probably had one of the diodes in the alternator burn out...go to auto parts store and have them test the charging system or use a multimeter if you have one, normal, engine running voltage should be around 14 volts, if below 12.6 the alt. is not charging and needs replacing. Enjoy

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