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ok i went to mud bash this weekend and i was playing around and my battery light came on and i was **** what happened. so i get it out and pop the hood and look and the engine bay is just covered so i was like ok checked the battery cables and everything was ok. Well come to find out it was my alternator was shot cause i geuss something got into it and fried it... well i am wondering if i am not the only one that this happened too.. cause i see everyone one here go mudding or off roading and come back just covered and the engine bay is just covered and i never hear anything about any alternator problems and if they have what did they do to fix it and if there is a way to fix it. sorry guys about the long post but it pissed me off cause my truck was stuck in stl for two days.
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My alternator died too and I'm not a hardcore offroader. I just use the truck offroad to get to bike trails or fishing\hunting spots. I didn't know about this until after my alt. died, but there's a missing or undersized splash guard on the driver's side that allows too much mud and water to enter the engine compartment. I found a passenger side one at a junkyard and put it on the driver's side and it works 100% better.
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even too much water in your alternator will kill it, not to mention mud, I would recomend looking into an alternator cover like the ones they have on the new v6 mustangs.
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hey q do u have any pics of that new cover

and after i did the bl i didnt get the gap gaurds maybe i will look into something that i can put in the fender wells to protect it
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ask TrmorJon.. he's should ahve pics or can prolly take some.
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ok well lets see if he chimes in and i went to a dealership around here to look and see if i could see what u were talking about and i couldnt find one that had a cover. all the mustangs they had didnt have a cover it was a bracket the covered the bottom
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id just get a high output alternator that is direct palcement....it might cost a lil bit more but you will have more amps to play around with if you ever wanted to add electrical stuff to your truck
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It happens to the best of us. I've been through an alternator on my truck from mud too.
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altenators do not like taking swims...
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altenators do not like taking swims...
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ok well the main problem is i have a high output alt but it is the one that like to take ****s easly not the stock one the stock doesnt mind goin swimming
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