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Old 03-24-2013, 11:19 AM   #1
kornmart
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Default Alternator Wire Harness issues? Possibly?

So I just changed my alternator out on my 05 Outback L.L. Bean (H6) because it was whining really bad. I also changed out the idler pulley too because it was also getting pretty loud. Construction went well, except for the fact that the first alternator I put in was clicking very badly and after a few seconds, my check engine light came on, battery light came on and the cruise control light was flashing. I shut the car off and counted to 10! (temper control) I called up Advance Auto Parts and told them the alternator was bad and they quickly got another one coming from another store.

When I took the original alternator out of the car, I had to pry the 3 prong, green harness out of the hole with a screw driver because it just wouldn't budge. I think I may have damaged the plug itself. So I'm guessing the first alternator I put in was bad partially because of that, as well as the clicking?

So I now have the second new alternator in plus the new idler pulley and a new belt. My question is - is it possible to just buy a new 3 prong signal wire harness pigtail to just solder a new one in there? I don't want to plug in that same harness and have it not work, then have to pry it out again. So I would rather just have a new plug in there. Any suggestions as to where to look for the new harness? Thanks guys!
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:42 PM   #2
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The connectors are not easy to come by. I think you have to purchase a harness from the dealer to get one from them. If you want something to test with perhaps you could make up a short harness using some wire terminals and wire.

From what you stated about the replacement unit the harness had nothing to do with the problem. You just got a bad one unfortunately.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:14 PM   #3
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That's what I was thinking too... I'm just nervous to take the chance of having a bad harness and breaking another alternator... when I took the harness out of the first new harness, it broke the plastic housing.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:05 AM   #4
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Getting a bad rebuilt alternator is a pretty common issue. It has happened to many folks. Check with some salvage yards for a replacement plug if yours shouldn't be used still.
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