line to alternator

Asked by Apr 16, 2017 at 07:55 PM about the 2001 Ford Escape XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The wire coming from my battery the alternator is
getting hot could that make my lights flicker

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Yes among other things like voltage surges that are killers to electronics. Ohm out the wire or better yet just replace it and do a good job with soldering and heat shrinking the connections, resistance is something you don't want in this circuit. Better check the battery too, even a weak cell can cause the alternator's output to stay too high too long.

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