installed new alternator... slight initial smoke and funny smell?
this is actually regarding my 2.0 zetec focus... the focus forums are pretty useless when it comes to actually getting answers, rf always rocks.
anyways, my focus alternator died last week. I ordered a brand new, upgrade replacement from PA. It arrived today, and installation went smoothly. After I initially started up the focus, I smelled an odd smell... not sulfury or burny, maybe more of an electrical smell. Briefly after, there was some very slight, almost non-visible smoking. I drove the car for about 2 miles, and then let it idle for 10 minutes and the smoking is completely gone, and the smell is going away.
my question is, have you guys aever experienced this kind of thing with a brand new alternator... like an initial break-in smell or anything? Should I still be concerned even if it seems to be going away so quickly?
Thanks for any replies!
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