One of the most frequent causes of alternator damage is from improperly connecting wires during installation. Connecting wires to the wrong stud or post can cause a reverse polarity situation. Reverse polarity will destroy diodes inside the alternator. Even though every alternator overhauled by RAM is tested by qualified technicians to ensure critical performance criteria are met, there are still issues that arise due to improper installation.
By following the suggested installation guidelines below, improper alternator installation may be avoided.