Why does alternator wire get hot?
Besides, what causes a alternator to get hot?
The hot wire scent can be caused by an overheated alternator, one pushing too much power through the rotor and stator. Yeah, that's another possibility, thanks to the rubber belt that keeps the alternator going, as well as the rubber sheaths on the wires that connect everything in your electrical system.
Also Know, what are signs of alternator going bad? 6 Symptoms of a Failing Alternator
- The indicator light.
- Headlights are dim or flickering.
- Other electrical failures.
- Strange noises.
- Car stalls or has difficulty starting.
- Battery dies.
Just so, can I run a wire from the alternator to the battery?
In many other cars, the alternator output wire routes directly to the battery (or to the battery POSITIVE cable at the starter solenoid). And power-up wires to operate the dash area and electrical system will also connect at the battery.
Does an alternator smell when going bad?
Smell of Burning Rubber The scent of burning rubber or scorched wires sometimes indicate an alternator failure. Friction between a misaligned belt and the pulley will emit a smell of burning rubber. The burning wire smell can be caused by an overheated alternator.