1997 Saturn SC1 Alternator

Tiny
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  • 1997 SATURN SC1
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1997 Saturn SC1 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 139K miles

We replaced alternator, but won't charge battery, also have new battery & starter. Still not keeping battery charged. With ohm meter we found the clip going into alternator is a dead circuit. Can the clip burn out or do we have to replace the clip harness? If so, where exactly does the wires end up?
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Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 AT 10:58 AM

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Tiny
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What is a clip?Have you checked if you have battery voltage to the stud on the back of the alternator?That's where the wire goes from the starter to the back of the alternator. If there is no battery voltage you have a bad fuseable link. That's the most likely cause I can think of. If you do have battery voltage there let me know and I will give your further instruction's.
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Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 AT 11:44 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for answering so fast! :) YES we have battery voltage to the stud on back of alternator. The other wires that clip into the alternator, what does it do, where does it go and the clip itself go bad?
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Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 AT 1:24 PM
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/416332_1997_SC1_alternator_wire_diagram_1.jpg


One wire to the connector goes to the battery light the other supplies power to the alternator.With the key the run position and the engine off you should have power to the solid brown wire to the alternator connector.Let me know what you find.
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Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 AT 3:02 PM
Tiny
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My hubby discovered what I called a chip was bad. U called it a connector. After a trip on foot for 4 miles we found out that part was obsolete, so we went to the local junkyard and found it for $10. Poof! It was fixed! All is well in our Saturn world. Next I put it up for sale on craigslist. Want a chevy truck
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Thursday, July 29th, 2010 AT 9:03 PM
Tiny
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The important thing is you got it fixed no matter what it's called. Glad I could be of help.
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Thursday, July 29th, 2010 AT 10:53 PM

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