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Old 04-22-2015, 08:34 PM   #1
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I have a '00 Grand Prix with the 3100 V6 engine and I've got a wire disconnected. (Am figuring someone has messed around with it.) The wire is coming from the harness that connects into the alternator, with a couple other cables jumping off from it and the connector is black with a orange rubber boot. That has 2 wires which are orange and red running into the lock connector. If anyone has a clue where this plug snaps in at please give me a heads up, I can't find the connection to save my life. The car will only crank if I hold the throttle/accelerator about half way but doesn't rev up or idle the engine just dies.
I have a photo here of the cable and where it'* hanging kind of between the alternator and coil pack.

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I have a '00 Grand Prix with the 3100 V6 engine and I've got a wire disconnected. (Am figuring someone has messed around with it.) The wire is coming from the harness that connects into the alternator, with a couple other cables jumping off from it and the connector is black with a orange rubber boot. That has 2 wires which are orange and red running into the lock connector. If anyone has a clue where this plug snaps in at please give me a heads up, I can't find the connection to save my life. The car will only crank if I hold the throttle/accelerator about half way but doesn't rev up or idle the engine just dies.
I have a photo here of the cable and where it'* hanging kind of between the alternator and coil pack.

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/...psx4odrjnq.jpg
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Looks like the stock alternator plug.
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Looks like the stock alternator plug.
Nope, my alt. has a smaller plug and the O ring clip that bolts over the alt. bolt. Thank you though, I still haven't found it. I've taken off the alt., power steering pump, and intake but still haven't found where that blasted wire plugs in.
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I'm pretty sure that'* what it is, which means the car has the wrong alternator in it, and was rigged to work. That pic was from rockauto of the alternator listed for that car.
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Yes, it sure looked like the alternator plug....has the right color wires, and the wires were in the correct position, D(orange) and B(red)....
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Can you show us the plug that is plugged in to the alternator?

Also, the plug is in addition to the main, which uses the eyelet connector.
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