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Mustang 130 Amp Alternator Install (87-93)
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Published on 2013-08-06
1986-93 FORD MUSTANG 5.0L 5.8L SVE 130 AMP ALTERNATOR UPGRADE KIT
Part #: SVE-17046K2
Fits: Ford Mustang LX, GT & SVT Cobra
Years: 1987 (87) - 1988 (88) - 1989 (89) - 1990 (90) - 1991 (91) - 1992 (92) - 1993 (93)
A performance charging system is a must for any high performance Fox Body Mustang! The 79-93 Mustang was cursed with a weak charging system. The factory 75 amp alternator can barely handle the simple bolt on such as under-drive pullies and A/C... don't even think about trying to throw an electric fan into that mix.
Until now, there have been plenty of higher amp alternators (130 & 200); however, there has been a lack of complete kits out there with everything you need to do the install properly! Now SVE has brought the most complete kit to the market! You get Our SVE Mustang 130A Alternator Kit includes a new OE type attaching bolt and nut, voltage regulator plug, stator plug, and 4 Gauge Power Wire Upgrade with Circuit Protection and Noise Suppression.
Follow along in the video as Jmac walks you through the installation!!
Fox Mustangs were cursed from the factory
with a puny charging system.
The tiny 75 amp alternator
found on 1986 to 1993 five
ohs puts out a whopping 15 amps at
idle with the peak only going up to
75 amps under load at 2000 rpm.
Throw an electric fan in the mix and
your alternator can't keep up. We love
solving problems and our
130 amp SVE Alternator kits do
The two most popular kits are the basic
upgrade kit and the complete conversion
kit that includes a 4 gauge power wire
upgrade. The heart and soul of both of
these kits is the massive 130 amp alternator
thats brand new and carries a limited
lifetime warranty. Now the physical size
of the SVE 130 amp alternator will require your alternator
bracket to be modified for clearance,
but keep watching,
and I'll walking through the wiring and
modifications to the bracket needed for
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You'll want to start by removing your
First thing you want to do is disconnect
Then remove your serpentine drive belt.
Unplug your voltage regulator.
Unplug the stator.
Remove the two attaching bolts that
hold the alternator to the bracket.
Finally remove the alternator
from your Mustang.
this is the main failure point of the
stock alternator. Even though the
regulator plugs are the same, we included
a new one because the stock one is
Trim back the harness tape and wire loom.
Cut the two black with orange stripe
wires from the stock stator plug.
Cut the yellow wire and the green wire
from the regulator plug, and discard the
old regulator and stator plugs. Trim the new stator plug down and strip the
end of the wire.
Do the same to the white wire on the
center of the new regulator plug.
Connect them with the supplied butt
Because the heat shrink is built into
our connectors, all you need to do is
heat the connector to seal it after
crimping. Trim and strip the yellow wire and
the green wire on the new regulator
connector, strip the ends on the
and connect the yellow to yellow
and green to green using the supplied
Then, heat to seal.
Strip the two black with orange stripe wires
and crimp on the supplied ring terminals
and heat to seal.
Slide the 130 amp alternator
into the bracket and loosely install
the lower retaining bolt.
Rotate the alternator over and mark the
bracket where the alternator is touching
Remove the alternator and cut the bracket
along your marks. Reinstall the
alternator and check for clearance. If
it's all good, install the supplied
upper retaining bolt and nut and fully
tighten the lower retaining bolt. Wrap
the harness with quality tape like 3M super 33+.
Slide the two ring terminals onto the
power lug of the alternator and install
the retaining nut.
Connect the stater plug.
Connect the regulator plug.
Re-install the serpentine drive belt.
Our SVE 130 amp alternator
puts out about 60 amps at idle
and about a 150 amps under load at 2000 rpm!
This'll keep up with just about anything you throw at it, but because of this added
output, it is a very strong
recommendation that you support
your factory power wire
with the 4 gauge power wire upgrade.
Remove your air box.
Remove your two upper radiator
Remove the retaining nut from the
alternator power wires. Lay out your
upgrade power wire.
Slide the 4 gauge
ring eye over the alternator terminal and
reattach the nut.
Start zip tying the new power wire
running along the old power wire
Position your fuse holder right over the
and attach it using the two supplied
Remove the nut off the starter solenoid.
Connect the remaining ring terminal of
the new power wire
and re-install the nut.
Reattach your upper radiator brackets
and re-install your air box.
For all of you out there that think the
battery is not going to come out with the
fuse holder in this position, check this
Comes out with no problem!
Reconnect your battery and test operation.
For comparison sake, we tested battery
voltage with the stock alternator
with the car at idle,
with the A/C on max and high blower,
and headlights on bright. The stock
alternator was able to hold about 12.8 volts.
with the SVE 130 amp
alternator and four gauge power wire
upgrade installed, under the same
conditions, we're now producing more than
14.5 volts and that is a
So put one of these SVE alternator
kits on your fox mustang
and bring your charging system up to par.