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Is there a fuse for the alternator on these car and if so how can I tell whhich one it is.

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There is a fuse link in the wire from the batt terminal on the alternator in the wire down next to the starter. If it is open, the alternator will not charge the battery or run the electrical system on the car; battery power only.

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