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Unread 11-09-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
Macmqs
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4.0 alternator question

Im in the process of switching my alternator and in that process I broke one the the ground points off the connector thing. Its from to the wiring harness and goes on the back of the alternator and is a plastic box with two circle ground connectors. So my question is, can I just connect one of the ground points or do I have to rewire the whole thing with a new one? Im not sure what part it is or what it does. Thanks!

Heres a picture on it. As you can see, there is a circle ground point where my finger is and then to the right of it is where the one that broke off suppose to be.



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Unread 11-09-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
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Physically and technically you COULD just reconnect as is, but with it being the alternator and the component being designed that way, why tempt fate?

I'd look into getting a new one. Best of Luck
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Unread 11-09-2013, 07:27 PM   #3
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The problem is that I don't know what part it is or where to find a new one. Do you know if that is just a ground or is that an important connector for the alternator? If it just a ground I côuld have I new part welded on, but I don't want to do that of it serves a purpose.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 07:47 PM   #4
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You want it and need it. Alternator harness.
http://www.cfoffroad.com/Parts.html

Tell Chris that John and Darryl sent you.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 08:26 PM   #5
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I can't find it anywhere online or in a store. What would be the name for the actual plastic box that broke? Could I cut it off and soder one off a junked jeep?
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Unread 11-10-2013, 03:59 AM   #6
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It doesn't have a name. It is simply an insulated junction box that provides support to the wires.

Call Chris and be done with it.
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