I think through the troubleshooting process, the green/red wire is the issue, I don’t know how this problem came out of nowhere, but I have a working brand new battery and alternator. So, what do I do now to get my daily driver running?Check all voltages at the battery with engine off & then with engine running.
Good battery is 12.65V with engine off.
Good charging system is 14+V with engine running.
Will do. Is there a fuse link on the grn/red wire? Where are they located. I tried to find them over by the starter solenoid and couldn’t find anything.Maybe you have a burned out fuselink, E or F. They cannot be tested with an ohmmeter, 1 wire strand remaining will still show 0 ohms. Look for melting or a soft spot.
The fuse links all look good.The wire colors are shown on the drawing. The starter relay is a bit obscured by the fat blue wire.
If I can see them, so can you.
If a PO has moved them to "tidy up" the engine compartment, can't help you.
This is a fuse link replacement. Looks like a piece of wire & it is of a sort, special wire & special insulation.
So, I followed the path of the green/red wire in the engine bay. It goes into a 3 pin connector on the firewall side of the battery. I undid the connector and tested for battery voltage on the firewall side with the key on. Bingo!! Read the same voltage as across the battery posts. Looks like there is some wiring problem between the 3 pin connector and the alternator. I ran a bypass wire from the firewall side of the connector and spliced it in at the d connector at the alternator and everything is perfect now. The bypass wire was just used to troubleshoot, so now I have questions about a proper fix.Maybe you have a burned out fuselink, E or F. They cannot be tested with an ohmmeter, 1 wire strand remaining will still show 0 ohms. Look for melting or a soft spot.
Thanks again for all your help.1. You're not going to find the same color.
2. Since the bypass wire works, can't you make it permanent? I have no pic of the 3 pin connector, but you might be able to find one in a JY & cut it off, keeping the wire pigtails so you have something to splice on to.
3. If you tie-wrap the bypass wire to the green/red wire it might be a reminder to you or any future owner. You could try to hunt down the "break" in the green/red wire. Are you sure it's not the Alternator Warning Indicator Lamp that's burned out or missing?
Here's where the green/red wire makes the connection.
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