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Unread 09-20-2007, 09:27 PM   #1
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Alternator help!!

Put in a new engine. In the process, I converted my starting system from the '87(separate solenoid and starter), to a later model setup (starter and solenoid in one piece). Just starts and runs fine, but it's almost like the alternator isn't "waking up".... I have one wire left over from scrapping the old solenoid. It was a smaller wire that went to a 'front' post... next to the starter signal wire. could that be my problem?

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Unread 09-20-2007, 10:04 PM   #2
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you have three wires from your alternator

put the big one all by itself to the battery

the two wire connector:

put the really thin wire to a circuit that is energized whenever the engine is running

put the other wire (red) to the battery or the starter relay if you have one.
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