Alternator and battery problem:electrical problems
towtrucksluvme Member Posts: 1
edited June 2015 in Ford
I have 2003 Ford Escape. I drive it every day make and forth to work and interstate on weekends. The alternator went out on interstate at night. Coasted home on the battery. Replaced battery and alternator 2X in month. First replacement alternator caught fire with my little girl in car. Now with second replacement alternator dash gages spin. Tested battery it is fine. I think it's a grounding issue? Help.
Finding an electrical short on a car or truck
The OP's description makes me wonder if there is a poor connection causing a voltage drop and overheating of a wire and/or a connector. He is not describing a short, and neither was the video. 'Short" is a term that is commonly misused when talking about electronics and testing.