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Re: Catastrophic Alternator Failure
Posted to Technical Discussion Forum on 5/14/2017

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I also want to add that on the 160 amp alternator, in this vehicle, that it is NOT on the recall because of diodes that short out, that can cause a fire. A fuse on the alternator output line will Not protect against a fire when the diodes short.

This situation was not shorted diodes. Louie

Louis Bernstein
Owner/Technician (Retired)
Louie's Service
LeRoy, New York, USA