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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 07, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy smoking battery cable

The smaller 12 gauge ground cable that comes off of the negative battery cable smokes when I try to start my '69 Camaro. I have checked all connections and replaced it but it's still doing it.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions. The folks on this forum were very helpful a few months back with some questions I had!!!

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Re: smoking battery cable

What's the engine end of the negative cable connected to? Sounds like the ground pigtail is trying to carry the full amperage load from the starter.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 07, 06:41 PM
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Re: smoking battery cable

Ground check !!!
I fried mine a while back because the negative cable ground on the block had some paint under it. That little wire just can't take all of the ground load.
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Re: smoking battery cable

thanks for the advice! I'll try to get this going once the ice melts here!
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Re: smoking battery cable

get a good set of cables aswell.
thicker wire is better.


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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 07, 06:04 PM
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Re: smoking battery cable

Yes I agree with what they said. The ground wire, or one of the ends are not making a good connection. Like was stated earlier the small body ground is trying to tote the load of the starter and it won't last long that way. Good luck. You might want to disconnect the small wire until you find the problem with the other wire.

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