Sean, I always say to myself what’s the most obvious thing to look for when problems arise. Sometimes the obvious sits on our nose and we don’t see it. You are very honest to post this result in this forum. I have did this sort of thing many times and when I think of it my face still gets red. In my case the armature was bad and was caught between poles at times and wouldn’t work. Here’s a link if you ever need 8 pin connectors to replace the stator to harness junction boxes if repairs can’t be easily made to the originals. Yes the wires snapped on me there giving me a prob.