I was sent a how to install the alternator in a 2008 g5 2.2.L eco-tech engine. I followed the clear video instructions, and installed it accordingly. The video shows only the two small wires, (orange and grey, with the plug in on the end), and the near by power lead going to the post. Here is a diagram of the manner in which the video instructed to install it.
However, there seems to be a short ground wire, that seems to also connect from that post, to the engine. I inquired to the mechanic who sent me the how-to vid, and he said that it should not be necessary, to ground that post out, because the alternator is bolted to the engine block, which should provide the ground. Under his advice, I removed it, and still seem to be facing the same no charge to the system problem. Was that additional ground from the power-lead post to the engine block actually a necessary factor?
Also, is there a fuse-link or something in that power-lead line somewhere, that may be the reason that the system isn't providing a charge from the alternator? This thing is driving us nuts, because everything worked perfectly fine, electrically, before that engine was replaced. Is it possible that we may have accidently switched the power lead to the alternator, with the one from the air conditioning unit, just below it?(I say we, but' he' is more true, and I am saying so, for him to read later.)Proximity, and the diagram of the harness seems to indicate that it is correct, but. Hey any straw is worth a grab, when you are grabbing at straws like we have been. Once again. Thanks for your time.
Thursday, December 14th, 2017 AT 7:59 PM