wire to alternator

Asked by Apr 16, 2017 at 09:01 PM about the 2001 Ford Escape XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What could be making my wire to my alternator get
hot and burning my alternator out

6 Answers

77,745

A heavy draw on the alternator due to a shorted battery, or bad ground wire. Have the battery checked, it may have a shorted cell.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
21,525

Yep, that covers it.

28,625

BUT WITCH WIRE IS THE QUESTION...

28,625

HELP IT COULD BE THE REGULATOR....

77,745

Battery ground cable, ground to engine, engine to body.

57,735

A dirty corroded poor ground connection can get hot.

Your Answer

Escape

Looking for a Used Escape in your area?

CarGurus has 4,735 nationwide Escape listings starting at $1,200.

Postal Code:

Ford Escape Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    6,030
  • #2
    Bratts
    Reputation
    3,000
  • #3
    kbro
    Reputation
    1,720
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Explorer
35 Great Deals out of 1,548 listings starting at $5,888
Used Honda CR-V
55 Great Deals out of 2,578 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota RAV4
43 Great Deals out of 3,298 listings starting at $1,891
Used Ford F-150
632 Great Deals out of 9,065 listings starting at $1,995
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
139 Great Deals out of 3,774 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Focus
89 Great Deals out of 2,473 listings starting at $1,200
Used Jeep Cherokee
96 Great Deals out of 8,185 listings starting at $9,950
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
21 Great Deals out of 850 listings starting at $3,495
Used Jeep Liberty
13 Great Deals out of 160 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Escape For Sale
1,020 listings starting at $25,589
2017 Ford Escape For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 1,025 listings starting at $19,495
2016 Ford Escape For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 182 listings starting at $13,999
2015 Ford Escape For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 438 listings starting at $10,990
2014 Ford Escape For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 828 listings starting at $8,800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.