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Old 10-02-19, 09:18 PM   #11
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good to know

what part number did you order? I'd like to replace this on mine as well.
I ordered from SubaruPartStore.com.
The alternator is 23700AA5228A.
The wiring is 82241FG050.

By the way, it is a lot more tedious to replace the wiring than the alternator.

I'm still not sure if my problem is fixed yet.

Does anybody know of anything else that could cause the positive electrode on the alternator to melt like that?
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Old 10-03-19, 05:14 AM   #12
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I don't know if this is related, but after I put everything back together, I took it for a test drive. The A/C turned itself off just after I started driving. It was just like if I had switched the fan speed to off. After about 5 seconds, it came back on again.

I think my car is possessed.
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Old 10-03-19, 06:18 AM   #13
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basically overcharging or a connection to ground...hows your battery? also try switching relays around...I usually swap the fuel pump with whichever is not working properly then its fairly easy to see if the relay is the issue, also check fuses...had dsm that acted wonky when main fuse was blown but intermittently made connection lol
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Old 10-03-19, 08:42 AM   #14
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dsm

Key word right there
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Old 10-03-19, 11:06 AM   #15
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I replaced all the fuses in the fusebox when I replaced the harness (they came with it).
The only thing that was switched over to the new box was (I think) 3 relays.
I'll check to see if they are interchangeable, but I'm leaning more towards a bad ground at this point.
Battery is relatively new, but I have to check my records on that.

Do you think that installing extra grounding wires could have caused this problem? Because I did before this trouble started. I would think that would make it less likely to happen.
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Old 10-03-19, 01:18 PM   #16
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rofl no kidding...went through 3 motors in a 6 month period on that stupid car...think final straw iirc was the bushings on the shift linkage broke so we temporarily fixed it and traded it for a firebird before anything else could happen...or maybe it was cuz it got rearended...either way we gave it w/title an keys to another guy for same 87 firebird!!! lol then we sold that for a downpayment on our house
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as long as the ground point doesn't connect to a positive point would not, would help a lot of the electronics function better...
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Problem seems fixed...

But...

I disconnected a few things and I am reconnecting them one at a time to see if the problem comes back. One of the things is the water sprayer for the intercooler, which I think may have been installed without a fuse in the positive wire. I'm going to be checking it sometime for signs of a short circuit.

I think at this point though that the problem occurred because of a bad voltage regulator in the alternator or that the mechanic who installed my previous alternator did not tighten the connection properly.
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