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Old 09-21-2012, 10:00 AM   #65
Eiron
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Originally Posted by figurado View Post
This thread is really helpful. I had similar problems and saw that the red wire to my alternator connector "clip" was broken. I have the new pigtail kit in hand but getting the old "clip" loose from the alternator is turning into a nightmare. I read the original poster's tip about using a small flat screwdriver but I can't get anything to work. I know I am getting close to breaking the connector on the alternator side while attempting this maneuver. Any tips?
I'm having the same problem with this getting this clip to release. I just replaced the alt 2 weeks ago, & I ended up breaking the alt side of the clip (on the old alt) to get it off. I really don't want to risk breaking the alt side of the clip on the new alt, but it's not playing very nice right now...
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