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Have a 05 dodge 3500 the ac power lines were melted together

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have a 05 dodge 3500 the ac power lines were melted together at the pump fixed wires and have power to the clutch but no ground . ground with a probe at clutch and ac works .also the alternator after truck is started voltage drops and check guage light comes on replaced alternator same problem followed wires thinking missed some damadge couldnt find any. cleaned all grounds is it possible its the computer
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  David Gieswein replied 1 year ago.

Hello there my name is ***** ***** I can help

Expert:  David Gieswein replied 1 year ago.

Was the fuse for the a/c compressor blown before you fixed the wires?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no fuse is good and relay was replace
Expert:  David Gieswein replied 1 year ago.

So the fuse never blew at any point?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the clutch has power and if i ground the other side it cycles
Expert:  David Gieswein replied 1 year ago.

Ok, well if you want to, you can simple cut the ground to the compressor and run it to one of the compressor bolts. The way that the Chrysler ran the ground is stupid.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what about the alternator could that be related
Expert:  David Gieswein replied 1 year ago.

That ground they have runs all the way up through S176 connector and then to ground

Expert:  David Gieswein replied 1 year ago.

The alternator could be related. It is possible there is a ground wire problem between the engine and the chassis

Expert:  David Gieswein replied 1 year ago.

A simple test would find out if this was the case. Just use a pair of jumper cables and jumper the ground only from chassis to engine. Then observe the voltage gauge again.

Expert:  David Gieswein replied 1 year ago.

Try the compressor again too if you haven't cut the wire already.

Expert:  David Gieswein replied 1 year ago.

Let me know what you find and if you need further assistance. I will be checking in throughout the day.

Expert:  David Gieswein replied 1 year ago.

Haven't heard back from you, how are things going?