Smoked my alternator (literally) - YotaTech Forums


Go Back   >


95.5-2004 Tacomas & 96-2002 4Runners 4th gen pickups and 3rd gen 4Runners
Sponsored by:
Click Here

Smoked my alternator (literally)

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-17-2005, 09:49 PM   #1
Contributing Member
Thread Starter
 
Scofco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Posts: 3,587
Smoked my alternator (literally)

Need to know where I stand, not too familiar with electrical.

- Hosed down engine bay with garden hose on a light mist.

- Waited 2 hours, engine looked dry.

- Drove out to a lake 30 minutes away.

- Battery light and e-brake light came on.

- Shut off truck, pop the hood, alternator starts smoking and burning.

- Truck runs fine, voltmeter shows about 10v as a reading, warning lights don't shut off.

Am I good to run the truck still, or will the alternator gradually decrease and eventually crap out on me? I'm going to buy a new one, I just want to know if I am okay to drive to and from work until this happens.

Time to mount that fire extinguisher now!
Scofco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2005, 09:56 PM   #2
Contributing Member
 
Tofer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Puyallup WA.
Posts: 9,133
sounds like you did infact fry your alternator. the truck will still run on battery power, but there is nothing charging the battery so once it dies, the truck will leave you stranded.
Tofer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2005, 09:59 PM   #3
Contributing Member
Thread Starter
 
Scofco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Posts: 3,587
That's what I was afraid the answer would be.

The alternator is only about 6 months old too
That's the last time I take a garden hose to my engine bay.
Scofco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2005, 10:02 PM   #4
Contributing Member
 
DudeBud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: WA ,monroe
Posts: 1,871
what kind of alt was it some reman pos? my gm alt charges under water
DudeBud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2005, 10:10 PM   #5
Contributing Member
Thread Starter
 
Scofco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Posts: 3,587
My old one died in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere in September.
I limped into the next city and got one from Napa as there was no Toyota dealership.

Just some generic POS apparently.
Scofco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2005, 10:32 PM   #6
Registered User
 
884runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Lilburn, Georgia
Posts: 369
haha funny b/c i did that too and my bat. light and ebrake light would shut off if i hit the gas real hard to get the rpm's up fast but that was in the first 2 weeks of the problem. now they won't shut off so i had the atl. checked and it was dying fast so i replaced mine today when i had a few spare mins.
good luck,
alan
884runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2005, 10:55 PM   #7
Registered User
 
Glenn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: ELN
Posts: 1,647
If it's only six months old, maybe you can exchange it under warranty?

If you alternator isn't charging your battery, you WILL get stranded sooner or later. Been there, done that, and it was no fun.
Glenn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2005, 11:09 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Yota4runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Peterborough Ontario
Posts: 1,192
I went through a couple of those re-maned pos' before I finally gave up and went to the Stealership.
Yota4runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2005, 11:44 PM   #9
Contributing Member
 
DudeBud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: WA ,monroe
Posts: 1,871
or just rebuild a toyota one
DudeBud is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
battery light question Chicken12 95.5-2004 Tacomas & 96-2002 4Runners 6 10-14-2015 03:54 PM
oil loss-Im stumped dzldust General Vehicle Related Topics (Non Year Related) 7 10-06-2015 05:39 AM
please help me! Problem opening trans case G52 hiluxinargentina 86-95 Trucks & 4Runners 3 09-30-2015 05:51 PM
Need help ASAP!! Matthew Perez 86-95 Trucks & 4Runners 9 09-28-2015 05:43 PM
Advice on a possibly bad 2TR-FE and shady dealer. charlie_fong General Vehicle Related Topics (Non Year Related) 0 09-27-2015 10:06 PM


Tags
1994, 4runner, 86, altenator, alternator, battery, engine, f150, pop, running, smoke, smoked, smokes, smoking, toyota

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:15 PM.


2010 InternetBrands, Inc.