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Chris, Shop Foreman
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Experience:  Dodge/Cummins and Chrysler Certified Master Tech
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I was driving my 1966 dodge coronet and I lost power and it

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I was driving my 1966 dodge coronet and I lost power and it died. I noticed the alternator wire was melted to the exhaust manifold. I have no electric at all. No lights ignition or anything. Battery seems ok. Did I burn out a circuit or fuse able link or what?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Chris replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is***** you for allowing me to assist you! You probably damaged the ammeter in the dash. All electrical goes through the ammeter on that vehicle. Get up under the dash And behind the instrument cluster. Locate the 2 posts on the back of the ammeter. Then get a 10 gauge jumper wire and jump those 2 posts together. If your electrical systems return, then the ammeter is the problem and will need to be replaced or permanently bypassed.
I hope that this information is helpful and please let me know if you need further assistance.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I found the problem. The fusible link on the fire wall was burnt. I replaced it and the car runs again.
Expert:  Chris replied 2 years ago.
Awesome! Glad you found the problem.