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late yesterday i started smelling electric burning smell. i didn't think anything of it because i just got done putting a svt focus to shame(so i was feeling good because really hadn't raced in a while). battery light came on driving to work this morning and the smell is getting worse. smell is definitely coming from alternator. i had sprayed belt dressing on the belts late wednesday, i tried not to get any in alt, but does it sound like i got some on it. if so, is the alternator fried or can i go buy some of that electrical contact cleaner and save it? or should i shop for alt now?
I'm gonna be pissed if this is all my fault.
 

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You can try cleaning it, worth a shot. Take it out and up to Advanced Auto for a free alternator test. If it's ruined, at least your in the right place to buy another one...
 

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my baby died on the way home from work today, batt only had 9v on it when i got to autozone. made it all the way to right around the corner from my house, aint that a bitch? i knew i was in for it when the radio suddenly stopped working and the wipers barely even moved. yeah, alternator's trash it's the original from 91. a new one might actually spice up the look under the hood even though the damn things trapped underneath everything. but at least i found a replacement for only 50 bucks. i'll be having fun with that monday.
 

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i'll prob find some more bad shit from 1991 that needs replacing, this 50 dollar escapade will turn into a thousand before you know it. thank goodness for zero percent credit cards.
 
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