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Thanks for this information. I will pull your wiring schematics.
I would like to confirm something. Have you already disconnected your Blue alternator wire?
If you leave the connector unplugged, do you still get a spark when you connect your negative cable?
Can you give this a try? This will tell us if your alternator is at fault.
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It could indicate your alternator is at fault. You stated that you get a strong spark when you attempt to connect your negative battery cable. Do you still get a strong spark, if you try with your alternator disconnected?
Thank you for checking. This indicates that your alternator is bad.
Your alternator is under your flywheel. You will have to remove your flywheel in order to get to your alternator.
You will also need a flywheel puller to remove your flywheel.
There should be a bolt in the center of your flywheel. This bolt loosens counterclockwise.