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1998 chevy cavalair, replaced water pump, removed alternator with alternator out of car power wire touhed block causing a spark. Now the car battery will not hold charge. Fusable link blown? If so where is its location

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  • nynhs433 Aug 23, 2010

    im having trouble finding that fuseable link it be on the wiring harness that connects to alternator or found on the battery post line that runs from battery?



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Check the wiring harness leads in the front of the engine, sounds like you fried the fuse link, start the car run it with a 20 volt dc digital meter on the battery, is it charging??? should read over 13.5-14.5 volts if not the alternator aint out puttin to the battery, follow the lead from the alternator back the output one that sparked and you will find the area that burnt out, cut it out and replace it with the fusible link approriate for that vehicle, shrink it as well to keep out moisture and corrosion, all the needed parts are sold at the parts store the fuse link as well as the shrink wrap.
Good Luck.

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  • JOHN DAVIDSON Aug 23, 2010

    Using a test light probe the wire until you get to the spot where the power is off, It may be coming off the alternator to the starter solenoid, I did a Cavelier long time ago I think its in the front of the engine buried, and if memory serves me right there are a few of them together in the same area.



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