As I was reinstalling the alternator on a 1986 Crusader 454 I broke off what looks like a condenser about 1 inch long and 1/2 inch diameter. I though, whatever it does it probably has to be grounded or it won't work. I looked at the other alternator on my twin engine tiara and it is broken as well, so I thought maybe it is just a noise suppressor and may have nothing to do with alternator output. It is attached to the REG term and the wire reattaches to the same terminal. Is that a noise suppressor or something that needs fixed or the alternator wont work?