Alternator Wiring Question/Problem
I removed my alternator so that I could get at my power steering pump. I waitedc a day to put it back in and now I forgot how everything went. I have a picture here and that shows how I have it wired right now. At the top right I know that that ones right but its the other thick wire that Im not sure about as well as the connector.
Theres 2 thick wires coming from the the same spot from the fire wall, a black one and a red one. I have the red one attached and the black one hanging there. As for the connector I have the red wire to the top.
Can someone please clarify which one goes where please. Thank you in advance.
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It looks like you have the connections right, red wire to red terminal, black wire to case, connector to voltage regulator.
You might want to re-route your black wire under the alternator so that it comes up from underneath the case with the lug body pointing down.
Thanks for t he advice I thought I had it right. For some reason now the battery is draining if I leave it over night. I have the connector so that the red wire is connected to the #1 terminal and the white wire is connected the #2. I guess I have some more tinkering to do.
My 81 shop manual shows the heavy ring lug (red wire) connects to the "Bat" screw terminal (w/ rubber boot cover) located on the rear of the alternator; while the smaller red wire connects to the #2 blade terminal at the recessed opening on the side and the "brown" wire connects to the #1 terminal. You should also have a seprate ground wire(large diameter ring lug) that connects on the rear of the alternator at the same place the rubber hoses support clamp mtgs (hoses going to vapor canister / air pump and carb), assuming you have same California smog requirements.
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