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how do i wire the alternator?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigbadchev84, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. bigbadchev84

    bigbadchev84 1/2 ton status

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    I have a project truck that i am working on and have an alternator off an 84 chev that i want to use, i know the stud on the back get wired straight to the battery, but what about the 2 wires that clip into the top? how do i wire them to make this work? thanks
     
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    the smaller spade wire to dash guage/light

    the bigger spade wire and the bolted wire both end up at battery source either at starter with batt cable positive or just straight to pos post on batt, and loop the bolted on on back of alt with the bigger clipped wire.. use same guage wire no smaller than that and use crimp connectors


    done

    when you start engine then move end of a screwdriver right near center back of alternator shaft and see if it sticks to it, it should, like a magnet, if not then alt is bad or you didnt hook wires right
     
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