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Orphaned Plug After Motor Install

I've officially racked my brains on this one guys and gals.

After a timing chain failure, I removed engine and installed the full Cloyle's kit, new pumps, heads reworked, seals and all accouterments that go along with such a job, reinstalled motor, and.. alas.. i have one stinking plug left orphaned. I cannot, for the life of me, figure out wth this thing goes to. Also, the motor won't crank which may or may not be associated with this issue (solenoid click at first - now nothing).

Would someone with a 2005-similar v6 be willing to head out to their engine bay and help me figure out what this goes to? The only thing i can think of it either it went to some California component that was since removed and I just missed that it was loose when i pulled the motor (but it's a clean plug that looks like it was plugged in so....) OR there's a small box or module somewhere that I pulled during engine removal but have since misplaced.

I took several before photos from several angles but this plug isn't anywhere in the photos (a little creepy actually).

Any/all help welcome. Thnks!

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Just went and verified... it looks like it goes to... the alternator! Ta-Da!



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Just went and verified... it looks like it goes to... the alternator! Ta-Da!
Many thanks for the help but I've already filled all the outlets on the alternator with plugs. I'll have another look at it tonight just to be sure but I only saw one multi-wire plug and the thicker red bolt-on wire that goes to the battery.

Do you have just one or two separate multi-wire connectors going to the alternator?

Thanks again for your help!
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Nope only the one. Hmmm... It's the only connector I found on mine that was 3 wire and yellow. Let me look again... Nope thre only 3 wire connector I found was for the alternator. And it's the only yellow one I can find. I'll shoot you a picture when I get home. But disconnect the connector on the alternator and compare them to the one in the picture, then look at the alternator and look for bent pins in the connector.
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Thanks very much for the help!

Just wanted to follow up on this. So I ended up finding someone w the same car and looking over their wire harness. It seems that the previous owner frankensteined an alternator install in there from a car w a different plug. Basically, they just spliced the connector from the donor car into the harness of this car but left the original one in place. What threw me off is the length of wire that was left in place. I could swing it around in a 10" - radius arc/circle so it could have gone allot of places.

Gah.. anyway, Thanks very much for the help Mirage!
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