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The terminals on my hyundai alternator are cooked. The leads going to what looks like the ''-'' battery terminal are dry (baked). This is the second alternator to have this problem. The battery has been tested and is good. I don't know what the problem could be. Any help/advice would be appreciated.

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The starter motor has a fault thats causing a elecrical short.Replace the starter and all the wires that have cooked.Hope that was helpfull.Good luck

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