Millenia Alternator Questions
Hope that you all can help me out a bit.
Several years ago I found a post somewhere that said that a Millenia Nippondenso alternator with 110 A output could be fitup onto the MX6/Probe 2.5 L engines. Also that the Millenia had a 3-wire plug versus a 2-wire plug on the MX6/Probe.
I kind of stored that info away for future refernce if I ever needed to get a new alternator.
Well that time has come. Had to get a jump start 5-times in one day. Recharged battery next day. Then when I checked battery voltage both after recharge and again after startup the voltage went down!
This appeared to show me that the alternator was NOT charging and I am running purely off battery voltage.
Went to two junkyards. Each had one Millenia. First Millenia alternator was damaged; second appeared to be good.
I harvested the good one from a 1999 2.5 engine.
Did not find a Nippondenso label on it.
The label lettering is all faded-off. Can see embossed numbers that appear to indicate that it was manufacuted 11-1.
Since no readable lettering exists, I'm guessing that it is a remanufacuted Nippondenso type alternator.
Found an old posting thread of 4-27-08 by ALLMAZDA that stated that only1995-96 Millenias had the 110 A alternator. So I guess I could have either a 90 or 110 A rated product. Either way it should be the more reliable Nippondenso type instead of the Mitsubishi.
Also from the info on his post that some grinding would be required and that of the 3 wires, the new connection must go to a source wire that is HOT when the ignition is in the RUN position.
Unfortunately my browser could not open any of the sketches or pix that he had in that thread.
So, I have 2 questions for you all.
1 - Anyone have the pix and sketches that could do a repost so I can see where I'll need to grind? ALLMAZDA, if you are still a member, please repost sketch and Pics.
2- Can anyone confirm that I have the new Millenia wiring connector correctly interpeted as follows below:
Pin No. 3 on connector (White with Black tracer) to L wire from source.
Pin No. 2 on connector (Black with White tracer) to an Ignition RUN wire.
Pin No. 1 on connector (White with Green tracer) to S wire from source.
Note that the Pin 1 wire is larger in diameter than the other two wires.
Also that the Pin 1 - S- Wire would the position closest to the B alternator output connection.
Thanks folks for your assistance.