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Broken Alternator Lug

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by nmadura, Sep 24, 2023.

  1. Sep 24, 2023 at 5:14 PM
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    nmadura

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    When I was separating my alternator from the engine block the lug on the main line back to the battery broke :frustrated:
    Anyone have any recommendations on how to fix or know what gauge the cable is, so I can try to find a replacement lug? (I would still have to figure out how to cut the old lug off)

     
  2. Sep 24, 2023 at 7:29 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    It’s just a crimp connector from the parts store.
     
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    If you don’t have a heavy crimp tool, mash it with a hammer and use a punch to dent it?
     
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  4. Sep 24, 2023 at 9:03 PM
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    xtremewlr

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    This alternator should be replaced with a new one. It's too far gone to try and salvage it. Use it as a core for the replacement. Get Denso or OEM.

    This would work if done properly, or squish it in a vice.

    The other, preferable option, is to buy a cheap crimper off Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Crimping-170pcs-Electrical-Crimper-Adhesive/dp/B0BJP8RN59

    Even better would be to replace the whole cable with a new OEM one since the cable itself is probably also corroded.
     

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