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Hey friends my sons ramcharger stopped charging so i took the alternator off and had it tested and it was junk.i put the new one on and wasnt charging.did some looking and the Blue wire link was burnt in half. There are two orange and 2 blue ones. One of the blue burnt.i spliced them back togather and they got so hot. Burnt my thumb but the truck was charging. Can i bypass the link? Has anyone here have that problem. Thank you if someone can help.
 

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The fusible link is just that, a fused link. If it's blowing, then there is a short or similar problem to the circuit. You don't want to bypass it unless you want the whole truck to burn to the ground. Find the problem, fix it, then replace the link like stock.

 

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You know the wire that has the problem, you can either test it with a multimeter to see if it is shorted and goes to ground somewhere or trace it physically through the harness looking for burnt wires and/or terminals.  If this is a '70s era Ramcharger, it could be a problem with the infamous ammeter in the dash and/or the bulkhead connector on the firewall.
 

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Thanks, I completely missed the year in the title.
 
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