Q: Bubbling battery

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Replaced starter, battery, and alternator. After starting truck, general light comes on dash, the battery bubbles, and the alternator gets fried. Have replaced battery and alternator again and same thing happens. Could it be the ECM?

My car has a manual transmission.

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