: help with 85 eldorado alternator wiring

09-23-12, 01:46 AM
I just replaced the brushes inside the alt. and put it back together. Tried to jump the battery and sparks flew and battery wire that connects to the alt. melted so obviously i do not have it wired correctly. I have the battery wire and the red wire from the voltage regulator bolted down where the batt is on the alt. I have the white wire connected to the wire that leads to the engine the connecter broke off when taking it out so I put the 2 wires together.

I had to make new connectors for both of the wires coming out the voltage reg. I replaced the brush holder and voltage regulator, inside everything looks good and it was working before I removed the alternator.

If anybody has any suggestion they would be greatly appreciated. Thanks