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James, Ford Technician
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I was hooking up the altenater and I lost all power to the

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I was hooking up the altenater and I lost all power to the inside of my truck.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

If you unplug the alternator does power come back?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No,The truck was running when I put a wire on one of the post on the alt. and stop the motor. I smelled smoke in the cab.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what do you think it is ?
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

Your alternator is likely shorted internally. If that is the case it probably ruined the fusible links that are near the battery. I would repair the wires and install a different alternator b