North American Turbocoupe Organization



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My alternator wasn't putting out so I going to take it off and have it tested. But when I took the wires off I found that the wires that plug into the alternator near the engine were bad. My question is the wre that is black with a orange strip suppose to split to two? Or is there suppose to be tow seperate wires going to the plug?
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Jeff K Offline
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Is you car a pre 87? If so, you have the 2G alt with the melt down prone output connector. The two heavy wires (BK/O) from the connector join into one wire a little ways into the harness. THe single BK/O wire then goes to the batt terminal of the starter solenoid. Ford split the output wire into two in hopes that the 2 spade type terminals at the alt could jointly handle the output current of the alt. Guess what??? they were wrong. the connectors get real hot if the connection isnt 100% perfect, and melt down, and have been known to start fires. At the very least, get a new connector, and be sure it is 100% clean. Splice the new connector into the existing harness. BTW, the third, thin wire in that connector(BK or BK/W, if I remember correctly) is the stator wire that goes to the voltage reg.

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