Alternator contact

Nick_sx

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The other night I noticed that my voltage was dropping while I was driving. Parked it and today i popped the hood and it seems like the contact on the alternator was burning. Has anyone seen of experienced anything like this before? I have a spare that I can put on now, but is it safe to do that?



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hvyman

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Was the nut loose?
 

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That's a poor looking stud and connector. at the very least you should take off that eyelet and clean the stud and eyelet very well. The cap could be discolored from a consistent spark if the eyelet and nut weren't making good contact.
 

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Ya it was arcing which is why you have the burn spot. Clean it and tighten the nut.
 

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if that came loose i'd jucj the nit on the back of the hidge bolt that connects to the block. I've seen those get loose.