I was out driving Uno today and it began to act up on me. At random times the tach would momentarily drop down as if the engine was going to die. I had seen this very very rarely before the build, so I am confident the build has nothing to do with it. And if it had stayed a rare problem I would have ignored it.
But today after about 10 minutes of driving, suddenly the engine quit, no power steering nothing. I was thinking the crank bolt came off because that happened to me in 2006 and the symptoms are similar. So I pulled over and checked and the crank bolt was secure. I do need to properly torque it though or it will come off.
I felt the alternator housing and it was super hot I burned my hand. Not sure how hot that should be but it seemed like it was overheating. I let it cool and after 10 minutes, started it up and drove quickly home. I let it cool for three hours a home and then came out and started the engine.
I put my hand on the side of the alternator and within 20 seconds I could feel it getting too hot to touch. Is this normal? I started Ash and his alternator didn't do that. It stayed cool to the touch even after 5 minutes of running.
New cap, rotor, spanky new Subaru wire set (all as of today. Everything else original.
I am thinking it could also be the coil shorted out too. Has anyone else seen this tach jumping behavior before? Seems to only do it after it gets warmed up.
Edited by MR_Loyale, 31 July 2014 - 07:50 PM.