Thought I'd killed another alternator mudding, but...
...it turned out to be a wiring issue.
Today on the way into work my charge light came on. I hit a bump and it went off. Then it came back on. What's going on?
My first thought was mud again. I killed one alternator somehow and so when I put this 200 amp unit in I extended the fender guards and it's kept it much cleaner. Still, with the way I hit it on Saturday, there was stuff in the engine compartment.
What went wrong I suppose could happen on any unit. If you look at the connectors that go into the alternator, there are two of them. The large 3 pin one and a smaller 1 pin connector. There's also the big stud terminal but I'm not referring to that as a "connector".
The single pin connector had somehow let the pin slip out of the plastic shell a good ways. It was barely touching the alternator. I unplugged it and plugged it back in and it popped out of the plastic connector shell.
I pushed it back in the plastic shell and held it there and plugged it back in and it's nice and tight. I also used a small screwdriver to bend the metal a bit to give it more contact force.
The alternator is fine now. Sure glad of that -- I don't feel like buying ANOTHER one, lol.