How to Hook Up an Alternator to a Battery?

Answer Regardless of the type of vehicle you drive, the alternator is one of the most important components in the engine. It acts as a generator to keep the battery charged while the engine is running, an... Read More »

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How to Hook Up an Alternator?

The alternator basically acts as the brain for the battery. Without a good alternator, the battery will not stay charged. This means that everything that runs off the battery will not work at all u... Read More »

How to Hook Up My Alternator in My '86 Chevy?

The alternator in a 1986 Chevrolet was different than newer models as the motor did not use a tensioner pulley to tighten the belt that runs along the pulley. The alternator was mounted on a pivot ... Read More »

How Do You Hook Up Wiring to an Alternator?

The vehicles alternator is designed to generate current. The standard alternator uses a three-wire system that connects the alternator to the battery as well as to the ignition and fault light. It ... Read More »

How to Hook Up a Single Wire Alternator?

The General Motors one-wire alternator needs to have only one wire connected to operate. This feature has made this unit popular with car enthusiasts and off-road truck builders. With the proper br... Read More »