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post #1 of 2 Old 05-28-2012, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Bad alternator?

After having used the radio for about 5hrs off of the battery I'm thinking my alternator has gone bad. The jeep started fine having a recently replaced battery but began to have a whining sound after driving it a few miles and the battery light on the dash illuminated. Went to take it to get the code pulled and the battery is dead as a doornail. this is what I found under the hood. The plastic melted around the bolt and post and then I'm assuming dripped into the alternator. Could this just happen or am I likely looking at a short?

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post #2 of 2 Old 05-30-2012, 10:59 AM
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Could be,
Was the battery not fully charged when you put it in? Installing a new or replacement battery that is not fully charged can result in alternator death.

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