Anyone know what fusible link part number I need -solved alternator
Got two blocks away during snow storm this week end, it was 9 degrees, go to turn a corner, engine chugs twice and dies in the middle of the intersection. No battery power at all. Am I correct in assuming that the cat will continue running without a battery once it is running , could this be a battery cable? The car had cranked just fine just minutes prior to this happening. Fortunately a couple of guys pushed it to the curb for me. I don't know that much about auto mechanics. But I know how to research and use Google. Went back to fix it today and still totally dead, can't even lock the doors. I think it's the fusible link from what I can research but I wanted to get another opinion like from @lpfaff1 before getting my lilly white hands all grubby ;-(
I contacted Auto Zone and that was like talking to an Apple Genius. He was trying to sell me a fuse. I found this but do not know which one to get for a 1996 Cadillac ElDorado LTD. Anyone knowledgable about this?
Put in a new high end battery and it cranked right up and I got it home. NEW PROBLEM - I'm getting no charge to the battery. The alternator belt is a serpentine and appears good. I'd like to look for a cheap wiring problem before I even think about replacing the alternator, at my age, that's a visit to the dealer. @lpfaff1
The new battery and alternator helped. Then I found myself at the grocery store with a dead car. Turned out there was a corroded battery connection tab that was only allowing partial charging.
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