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Old 06-20-2017, 05:23 AM   #1
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Default 1995 pickup Where does this wire connect?

This is clearly the alternator ground wire, which I found floating about, magically disconnected.... and I'm assuming that that's why the damn thing won't start.... Anyway, would someone paleeeeeeeese tell me where the black ground connects to alternator.... there's so many hoses and *** in the way I simply cannot find the spot.

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Old 06-20-2017, 06:09 AM   #2
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Im not sure that's a ground. I went out and looked and in my rig that wire is also connected to the stud for the alternator lead. Not really sure what it does...maybe the idiot light for the battery?

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Oh hell.... I dunno what it is then. And to be honest the only reason that I thought it was something that connected to the alternator is because there is an identical RED rubber rubber boot that is connected to the alternators positive.... thing.

Wow. Now I'm really confused.....
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Could that connect to the starter?
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This is clearly the alternator ground wire, Here's a picture of that wire

https://m.imgur.com/HJXdAFJ
That is clearly NOT a ground wire !!! It's a positive wire, has insulating cap, insulation, etc.
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The wire under that boot should be white. It will connect to the big stud on the alternator. The little black ground wire connects to the bolt on the back of the alternator.
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if that wire under the boot is a thick wire, it goes to the stud on the alternator and is a positive wire
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maybe the charge light signal wire?
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Yes. It does go to starter. And..... this has to be the strangest thing that's ever happened to me.... because I installed the starter about 8 months ago and have been driving it once a week without problems.... Until the overheating mess, of course. Weird when I found the loose wire because the nut that connects it to stud was screwed tightly on the stud..... and again, I've been driving it for months. TF?

Anyway, after all this drama over three starter.... that wasn't even the issue, either.... turned out to be battery. Again.. 4th battery in 2 years 3 months.....in a vehicle I drive once a week.. Go figure

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Anyway, thanks for three help!

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Old 11-26-2017, 07:01 PM   #10
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I was thinking it looked like it should go to the starter because I have the same wire hanging loose in my truck because I had replaced the positive battery cable going to the starter and did not want to hassle with removing that one from the harness... perhaps it was never hooked up and was left hanging due to another cable having been installed by a previous owner...?
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