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Its a brand new alternator and for some reason when I pulled the positive wire from the battery terminal the car shuts off, and its almost like the alternator is not working.. Could this just be the wire harness? Or could there be a bigger problem

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There are a few small wires on the alternator and one is a feedback for the alternator to switch on and charge the battery.there is a fusable link which looks like a piece of wire,but it is a fuse and if your alternator was blown,or a jump start was done wrong,it could take out the fuselink and your alternator is not putting out voltage.get a diagram and check to make sure that all the voltages for feedback are ok

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