Engine '96 altenator issue

Also last questions "FOR NOW" is what are these wires / connectors for?

Item #1: One is a purple / yellow wire and a black wire. They are cut.
Item #2: Second is this weird connector with 2 nipples coming out each end.
Ok Item #1: Mine is attached to the car still and the purple wire is going to my master cylinder. So check out that location and connection to see if yours is cut or even exists.
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Item #2: Sorry, I can't find it on my car. Maybe someone else may have to look at that. Remember I have a 95 and yours is a 96
 
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Ok Item #1: Mine is attached to the car still and the purple wire is going to my master cylinder. So check out that location and connection to see if yours is cut or even exists.
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Item #2: Sorry, I can't find it on my car. Maybe someone else may have to look at that. Remember I have a 95 and yours is a 96
Just looked and that purple wire is going to where you put brake fluid in at. My brakes work fine, what does those wires actually do? Sorry I'm not super mechanically inclined.
 
My hose is attached to a solid hard metal line on that end. I am not saying that it isnt the right location but see if there is a solid hard line that is missing a hose close to that area. I had to remove my air intake to take that picture. And look a the part number on the hose that I took for the hose. I literally just went to AutoZone and got a replacement and yours look as bad as mine. Hook that hose up and see if the car runs better. Trial and error is our best teacher in life.

On the master Cylinder. Most of the workings is hydraulic, but that wire must be there for a reason LOL Time to get to creating connections and see what happens.


(I am sure that someone will pop their head in here and correct me on anything I may be missing)
 
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My hose is attached to a solid hard metal line on that end. I am not saying that it isnt the right location but see if there is a solid hard line that is missing a hose close to that area. I had to remove my air intake to take that picture. And look a the part number on the hose that I took for the hose. I literally just went to AutoZone and got a replacement and yours look as bad as mine. Hook that hose up and see if the car runs better. Trial and error is our best teacher in life.

On the master Cylinder. Most of the workings is hydraulic, but that wire must be there for a reason LOL Time to get to creating connections and see what happens.


(I am sure that someone will pop their head in here and correct me on anything I may be missing)
Looked up "I cut my master cylinder wire" on google and someone mentioned they accidentally cut their wire, and someone said it would be ok that it was only there to let you know when you are low on brake fluid. So if that's the case I'll be ok without that, for now.

On the hose that's got the screw in it, I can't see anywhere else it would go except to this, then that hose that looked as bad as yours looks like it goes in the other end of this.
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The part above in your hand is the EVAP purge flow sensor.

The part down below is the EVAP solenoid.

From the intake manifold the vacuum lines goes first to the purge flow sensor and then onto the EVAP solenoid. From there it goes to the charcoal canister.

The EVAP purge flow sensor fails at a very high rate.
 

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The part above in your hand is the EVAP purge flow sensor.

The part down below is the EVAP solenoid.

From the intake manifold the vacuum lines goes first to the purge flow sensor and then onto the EVAP solenoid. From there it goes to the charcoal canister.

The EVAP purge flow sensor fails at a very high rate.
Thanks! now that I got that figured out, I'm on my way to great success with having this car running great again! My EVAP purge flow sensor looks like someone threw it on the ground and ran over it a few times then put it back in the car.
 
Just a Reminder. That phone is your most powerful tool in this rebuild.

Take a million pictures.

When you go to the pull a part for things, reflect on those pictures and a written list so that you can gather up the items that you need and as you go along, you will naturally pick up items like body clips, bolts, wire harness ends and such.


OH yeah, why not just grab that Master cylinder harness end with a good length of wire also when your there next. Splice it in and one more thing can be checked off the list as fixed.
 
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Just a Reminder. That phone is your most powerful tool in this rebuild.

Take a million pictures.

When you go to the pull a part for things, reflect on those pictures and a written list so that you can gather up the items that you need and as you go along, you will naturally pick up items like body clips, bolts, wire harness ends and such.


OH yeah, why not just grab that Master cylinder harness end with a good length of wire also when your there next. Splice it in and one more thing can be checked off the list as fixed.
Oh yea, that's one thing I love is taking pictures. Use to do photography.

Found out today from the guy I got it from, it has a set of MAC shorty headers on it, ran down to a set of Flo-Pro mufflers, then out with some tips.

He also got me in touch with a guy here who has several parts mustang's sitting around. I'm gonna go grab some odd and ends off of.

I found a junkyard here that has a 96 Thunderbird with a 3.8 supercharged motor in it, but not sure I'm gonna get the charger off of it just right now.

It does have an exhaust leak, as one of the 02 sensors is gone, so I'm gonna fix small stuff like that for now.
 
Also, Don't hog the wrench. Hands on teaching. Get your son in there and let him get greasy as he learns things and scrapes some knuckles with you.

My son (22) and I were (thanks to you) replacing the dry rotted hoses I found on mine while looking where yours were to go. We both have matching sun burns. In the process I got off my arse and replaced a fender I have been neglecting for a year.
 
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