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    Posted: 15-February-2020 at 2:46AM
Went to start ltd2 before removing bat, that I had forgot to remove. Small ground wire from bat melted in half. Wondered why it was smoking under hood, wire totally melted away?
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 sounds like your not getting a good connection somewhere causing it to pull more amps through that small wire???
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Ya it has had a grounding problem back in 2014.replaced bat ground cable with one that had a small ground wire that they connected to the fire wall,cleaned all other grounds, problem was fixed. Wait till spring.
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car needs a new neg bat cable or it has a severe bad connection

just because the existing cable is somewhat recent doesn't mean it good, economy cable terminals that are stamped or crimped will hide corrosion inside. even from new sitting on the shelf when you buy it. if the connection isn't too corroded badly when you get it home new, you can sweat the crimp. flood with acid and fill with solder Wink
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check the ground strap from the back of the engine to the firewall... or make sure you have one from the block to the frame and frame to body. i made a couple heavy ga. ones under the car out of sightWink
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come spring we will go over all grounds like I did after ky. in 2014.
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