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How do you replace the larger red wire on an alternator for a 97 Sunfire and what is it connected to?

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2015-07-15 19:39:35
2015-07-15 19:39:35

That would be the battery wire. On some cars it goes over to a junction block on the firewall/fender, and on other cars it goes down to the starter. Disconnect the battery, as it is a live wire. If the wire is now too short to reach the alternator, take a peice of it with you to an auto parts store and ask them for wire and terminals, as well as a crimper tool to repair the wire. This method will cost a little bit of money, but it will be cheaper, and less aggravating than buying a replacement wire, and running it through the car's harness.

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