Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum - View Single Post - Alternator works randomly
View Single Post
Old 01-11-2013, 03:58 PM   #11
whynotthinkwhynot
Captain TMI
 
whynotthinkwhynot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Fan#: 18416
Location: the armpit of TN, Memphis, TN
What I Drive: 05 ZXW; 02 Windstar; 13 C-Max SEL

Posts: 20,167
Points 27,169, Level 97
Points: 27,169, Level: 97 Points: 27,169, Level: 97 Points: 27,169, Level: 97
Level Up 82% Completed
Level up: 82% Level up: 82% Level up: 82%
Forum Activity 7%
Activity: 7% Activity: 7% Activity: 7%
FF Reputation: 270 whynotthinkwhynot Outstanding Standing Member whynotthinkwhynot Outstanding Standing Member whynotthinkwhynot Outstanding Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
I doubt there are any names I could call you that you haven't called yourself. I bet the next time you work on anything electrical in a car- you'll disconnect that negative battery terminal.

Have you checked to see if you definitely don't have continuity between the ends of the alt power cable? What got burnt when it shorted?

If you're referring to the 175a inline fuse in that cable, yes you can purchase something similar and cut out the old one. IMO, it wouldn't be worth it. What you'd save in money, you'd eat up in time, and likely pain and suffering. Not to mention you might cut the old wire just a tad too short and have to rig or replace after you spent a lot of time rigging in the first place.
__________________
Be eclectic.
---The Complete How-To Archive--

Moderating everything now, let me know if I can help.

Quote:
Originally Posted by the user formerly known as ZX3_Chick View Post
You're special aren't you.
whynotthinkwhynot is offline  
    Reply With Quote