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Old 04-19-2014, 10:43 AM
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Can't get the plug back into the alternator

My buddy pulled the electrical plug out of the back of the alternator to install another turbo on my 85 617. Now I just can't get that plug to go back in all the way and stay there. What goes?
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:49 PM
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OK, I can get the plug in, but it is pretty loose and I think it could fall out. I have another 617 in the garage, and that plug is held in with a wire bail going over the plug. I am going to the P&P and perhaps I can get the answer there. It just seems like such a sloppy fit and nothing to hold the plug into the alternator.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:09 PM
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:19 PM
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You need the Wire Bail.

I suppose that on top of that something could have gotten buggered up on either the Connector or the Alternator end.

Tell Your Buddy He owes you a good used Alternator.

Mercedes has part numbers for all of the Parts. I don't know if that means they are stocked.
Other Companies sell non-Mercedes Generic versions of the Connector.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:54 PM
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The same thing happened to me with the fuel pressure regulator of my HP fuel pump and it still bugles my mind.
After rebuilding and reinstalling the pump, the plug wouldn't go in the conector all the way... comes to think of it it is still like that. I need to get tha fixed tomorrow
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