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Charging alternater wire gets hot and archs

Hot wire from alternator to inside wire connecting to wire going to fuse box archs white color and gets hot wanting to melt . when i connect wire ligths on truck get very brigth but wire wants to get to hot.this is a 1985 ford ranger 4wd v6 2.8 liter. no fuse blow everything runs great but cant leave alternator hooked to charge battery. could it be voltage regulator?

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  • general2 Aug 27, 2008

    Didnt work replaced it and wire still getting hot and smoking

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    I can not connect the ground wire because it gets very hot and sparks, what would cause that?

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    trying to wire up the ecu brain box and voltage regulater and alternater on 1977 dodge w200 m882 military truck

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    The hotwire is cut in to under the dash I cant I
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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    alternator not charging when hot wire from battery is connected

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Yep the regulator is stuck open replace it

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