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Were does the altenator power wire connect to on the engine

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The power wire only runs from the alternater to your batttery , your earth is connected to the engine or chassy

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What could cause an altenator not to get power


Alternators give charge not get a charge. Check that you have connected up the wires to the alternator correctly. Check drive belt for tension and condition. If it still will not charge have a qualified auto electrician check it over.

Nov 12, 2013 | 1987 Ford Ranger

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All starting systems are basically the same in operation for manufacturers. The starter takes power from the battery to crank the engine. Generally the large wire on the starter is from the battery and the small wire is from the ignition switch. The large wire will have battery voltage on it all the time, the small wire will only have voltage when the ignition key is turned into the start position.

The altenator on all vehicles is designed to provide power for all car electronics while the engine is running, there is a large wire (usually red) that comes from the battery, and two to three small ones that come from other circuts to regulate how much power comes out on the large red wire.

The only relationship between the altenator and starter, is the battery, it is important to remember that the starter takes power in the form of amperage from the battery, while the altenator send power in the form of amperage to the battery. Thus an altenator can never be the cause of a vehicle that will not start. These two systems only share the battery and other than that they are not connected.

on Mar 27, 2009 | 1999 Ford Escort

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No charging voltage from alternator! i have 12v on the pink/blk wire with the switch on. I do not have battery voltage on the big red wire on the alternator either. traced that wire back to a battery...


you should have voltage on red when engine running? might be faulty inverter or altenator check connections or put a bulb tester on the altenator and see if it lights up ?????

Sep 07, 2011 | Chevrolet G20 Cars & Trucks

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The truck dies when you turn the head lights or the wipers on


Replace the altenator. It has gone bad and every thing is running on the battery.

Feb 26, 2011 | Ford F-100 Cars & Trucks

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How to remove altenator from a 96 monte carlo 3.4 litre over head cam engine


  1. unhook battery
  2. take belt off - has a tensioner pull up on to release belt
  3. unhook wires from altenator-mark the wires so remember where they go
  4. take out bolt's that hold altenator on
  5. remove altenator -replace in reverse order

Nov 11, 2010 | Chevrolet Monte Carlo Cars & Trucks

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Charging system alt does not chareg in truck. Bench tested O.K.


Measure the voltage at the big wire on the altenator engine off, do you have power? Check in your distribution box under hood, find the two rows of fuses located inside the box on the outer edge, look at the outside row from front to rear the 4th fuse (# 11/ 20 AMP fuse), is for the altenator field, make sure this fuse is not blown, if it is good and you have battery power on the big wire at the altenator, then replace the altenator. Hope this helps, let me know.

Dec 11, 2009 | 1999 Ford F150 Regular Cab

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Truck will die if to many things on!


Try reving the engine and turn all these on. If it doesn't stall, you have a short.in the system..

Jul 17, 2009 | 1993 Chevrolet K1500

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1996 BMW 328 IC Convertible Altenator ok but not charging battery


Sounds like the alternator may be missing an excitation current source.
Check the 'IGN' dash indicator lights when you turn ignition switch on prior to starting motor,
if not one of the below may be problem:-
1) check exiter control wire is connected to alternator D+ terminal (low current wire, +V with Ign on),
2) replace dash 'IGN' indicator lamp.

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Altenator Not working Well


were talking about the big fat wire right? runs to the starter where the positive battery cable connects. Be sure the connections are clean and shiny bright on that cable and the battery connections and the starter connections. Make sure where the alternator bolts to the engine theres no corrosion and the bolts themselves are clean too, thats the ground for the alternator. Check the ground cable on the battery where it bolts to the body and or the engine too.

Jun 18, 2009 | 1995 Chevrolet Lumina

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Need to hook up the altenator. thick wire from altenator is loose and i don't know where it connects to.


It sounds like you have answered your own question here...? the thick wire from the alternator connecting to the starter terminal feeds electricity back to the battery though the starter cable when you are running... if you have a manual you can see for yourself in the wiring charts. Hope this helps...

Apr 12, 2009 | 1993 Volkswagen Passat

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