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Negetive battery cable sparks when Itry to connect i put new altenator&starter selenoid

I put a new altenator &a new starter selenoid. now when i try to hook the battery up it sparks

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  • Cirila Casias Oct 19, 2008

    Hi. I finaliy got back to working on my truck. I cheacked what you suggested that was not it. So with a test lite went through all the fusses not that either. So today I put new battery cables. Well I dont have a short anymore, now it just wont start at all no click no nothing. Thank you very much for your help.You gave me a good starting point I will just keep at it. Selena.

  • Lawrence Oravetz Apr 30, 2014

    There are fuse links embedded in the battery cables and in the alternator cable. There is another one going to the fuse box(big red wire) Look for these and see if one has opened up.

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I had a similar issue and found that the connections at the starter shifted and created a short. An old friend of mine kept frying the starter solenoid wires and kept a spare set along. He beat the problem by replacing the main ground strap/cable from the battery to the chasis. Age caused too much ground resistance and caused the ignition wires to overheat and melt. Another friend was on his fourth alternater on a Landrover when I suggested he look at the battery ground.

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