6 miles round trip
Pulled into garage and smelled electrical fire and smoke coming from engine bay
Immediately pulled garden hose out and start spraying engine
Was coming from pass side of engine
Got it up on my quick Jack’s to look underside and I can’t really narrow it down
This tube that looks empty and goes to alternator smells like the fire when you put your nose up to it and also the alternator after 30 min was still pretty warm
Couple things to note
I hopped in car and turned key on and didn’t get any power lights or anything.
I disconnected battery before I crawled underneath and inspected
When I came back up plugged battery in and I had power but a dead battery
Wouldn’t turn the car over but all interior and electronics turned on??
Another couple notes
Since I haven’t had car long
This was the first time I’ve had it out at night with
Both heated seats on full blast
Heater in full blast and fan all the way up
(Wife was cold)
And obviously the headlights on as well
So if indeed it’s the alternator does any of this tell you guys anything?