1997 jeep cherokee

Asked by Dec 26, 2015 at 03:22 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Why does my alternator get very hot. The
battery and alternator is brand new

3 Answers


Alternators do run on the hot side, you really need to check output voltage and amperage just to be sure it is regulating itself and not stuck in full field mode. HTH


You may have a high load on the alternator if you are running a lot of devices all at the same time which would make it run hot.

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