I'll tell the whole story to try and gauge what may be happening. Went to leave the shop today and my battery light was on - and my voltage gauge was low.
Did some voltage tests and realized that the alternator wasn't working. Well I had my receipt at home (I just changed the alternator in July) so I drove 15 minutes home to get the receipt and exchange for a new one.
Well when I was removing it I noticed a bad electrical smell and saw this:
Additionally I saw transmission fluid around the plug (oopsie). Must have dripped a little while I was checking the fluid levels before leaving (the sole purpose I was at my shop that day). Could that have caused this?
Welp, in any case, that didn't seem too good. So I cut that off as well and brought it with me to the store. Came home with a new alternate and a new plug. I spliced the existing wires for the plug and installed the new alternator but it is still not charging. I took it off and plan to take the alternator to the store for a check to ensure it's working, but if it isn't I thought I'd begin a discussion so I had direction after church tomorrow.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance!