Clumsymove while cleaning battery terminals

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Old 10-19-15, 12:54 PM
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Clumsymove while cleaning battery terminals

I have a 92' Ranger XLT with 2.9 V6. Did something stupid this weekend when I was cleaning battery terminals. I lost grip of socket wrench and it touched positive battery terminal and alternator housing simultaneously. It sparked like crazy. Did I do any hidden damage to alternator and battery? Truck is starting ok.
 

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Old 10-19-15, 01:04 PM
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Unlikely that you hurt anything in truck. If it still charges ok. Didn't do much good to socket wrench tho.
 
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Old 10-19-15, 01:25 PM
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It left a tiny burn mark on alternator and it melted a little dimple on socket. The charging seems to off a little maybe by .2 but still within acceptable range
 
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Old 10-19-15, 02:03 PM
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I agree, probably no damage. I did the same thing with my Dodge Ram. Took off the positive cable and laid it over to one side too far and it contacted metal. Forgot there are two batteries
 
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Old 10-20-15, 10:46 AM
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Ok Thanks. Last night it must have fully charged after driving, since voltmeter went down to 14.0
 
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