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I was driving down the highway and the truck just shut down with out any notice. Now when i try to start it it just clicks like the starter. I replaced the starter thinking maybe but i should know better. when i try to start it now the starter whines and the negitive  battery cable gets extreamly hot. i took the negitive cable off and looked to see if i could find any short in it but i did not see anything. when i put the cable back on the battery it archs. I am not sure if it is the motor that locked up or if it is an electrical problem. when i try to start it the crank does move a little but not much. i pulled the belt off and tried to turn the crank but could not, Any suggestions?

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Sound like something may have come loose and fell across some wiring while you were driving . Check all connections starting from the battery out

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IM THINK THAT YOUR CAR PROBLEM IS ON YOUR BATTERY , FUEL CONSUMPTION , FUSE AND ALTERNATOR.

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Troy;
There is only one thing that would cause the battery cable to get that hot and that is a direct short across the battery. Several suggestions:

First (don't be offended by this) are you sure the battery terminals are not reversed. The black wire that comes from the metal frame or engine frame should go to the negative (-) terminal and of course the red cable goes to the (+) terminal.

Be sure both cables + and - are diconnected from the battery

There should be a large cable running from the + terminal of the battery to one terminal of the starter solenoid on the starter motor. what happens when you turn the key is this. The ignition key applies 12 volts to the solenoid, (which is just a relay) and the relay closes and applies 12 volts to the starter motor to crank the engine Disconnect the cable that runs from the + terminal of the battery to the solenoid from the battery. this will be a large red cable. put tape over the end of the cable that went to the solenoid so it wont short out if it comes in contact with the frame. Now connect the black and red wires that were removed from the battery back up to the battery. If there is no arcing, then we know the problem is either the solenoid or the starter motor. Be sure the red wire that was connected to the solenoid is still taped over the lug. put the ignition key in and turn it to the start position. You should be able to hear the solenoid click when it closes. Turn the key off. Disconnect the red cable from the + battery terminal. Connect the other end of that red cable back up to the starter solenoid.
Now just touch the red battery cable to the + terminal on the battery. it should not arc.

Get back with me and let me knnow how this goes.

Good luck Loringh




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Try to turn the engine over with a wrench on the crank pulley

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