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Old January 19th, 2018, 08:20 AM
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Hello,

While driving recently, developed an unusual odor and some strange dash lights (Low 4x4) and others would come on with throttle and disappear as I eased off throttle. I pulled over into safe area. Shut off vehicle. Not enough power left in the 2 batteries to restart engine. I suspect this is a failure of the alternator but I wonder what was the source of the odor? Could the alternator have seized and the odor was from belt friction?

I'm planning on getting a new alternator, but I wonder if I may need a new belt tensioner or idler as well.

Any similar experiences or ideas?
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What kind of odor? Burnt wire? Burnt rubber? I've never heard of a alternator seizing up, but I guess it could happen. May have had some wire burn up coming from from the voltage regulator.


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