Was fixing a connection on my alternator - put it back on and touched wires and blew something. Now - no power no nothing. Hoping I blew a fuse, but don't know where to look other than the fuse block. HELP!
Do you have an internal or external voltage regulator? If external, check it out and see if you fried it.
Also, you may have popped the fusable link down at the starter that feeds back to everything else.
Start by checking the power at the battery, then go to the starter and see if you have any, then trace just out from the starter about 7" on the 10 gauge or so wire that feeds up to the charging system. If you have no power from there to the alternator, you blew a fusible link.
Thanks for the input, guys. The battery is brand new. I found one fuse above the fenderwell, but it doesn't appear to be blown. Have no idea what type of voltage regulator I have or where it is. Will go look now around the starter for a fusible link.
#$^&@%^! This is really ruining my weekend. Had planned to go to the racetrack tomorrow.
Battery is fine, have power to the starter, no power at the alternator. After checking the battery, turned the key and she started right up. Let her run for about 4-5 minutes. Was going to back her out and as soon as I hit the brake to put in R, she died. Going to go ahead and pull the starter and get it tested before the auto parts store closes today - probably pick up a few fuseable links while I'm there. Don't understand why she cranked, though and now won't crank again.
I would not go to the starter just yet. The shotgun approach is expensive.
What do you mean, ..."you put it back on and 'touched wires'. Where was the spark and what exactly do you think you did to arc it? Did you mess with the battery leads? Are you positive you have checked for a good ground and positive connections.
I touched the two wires together that connect to the top of the alt, one is brown and the other is black with a white stripe. That's when my problem began. Now I can't get thepin thing out of the bottom of the alt out to remove it.