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There is a bolt that is apart of my hotwire coming off of the output post on my 01 escape that appears to screw into the side of the alternator. is this correct? my battery light had been continuous and the section of the hotwire cable from the output post to this bolt melted completely away.

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You may have a dead short in the alternator or voltage regulator in the alternator. Take the alternator off & have it tested at any automotive parts store. Also make sure this cable is not touching any ground. I assume it is the red cable therefore it must not be touching any grounding point. The cable may have worn through & grounded itself & burnt your wire up. Good luck with your search!

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