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Battery when starting vehical it sounds like the battery is dead. Battery test confirm battery is fine. ive changed positive wire, and the starter cylindoid, and the negative post clamp. Still did it but finally did start but after starting the positive post started smoking bad. i shut the vehical off and it did not want to shut off. Any ideas?

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  • jason hutchison Feb 08, 2012

    hey i dont know what the earth wire is but i did go out and push up on the steering wheel and it started i put the voltage meter on battery while running battery showed 12 plus volts and i put it on each side of the cylynoid while running and it showed the same as the battery..... so now what? what does earth cable look like



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Right either a bad earth cable from neg on battery to engine block or a faulty starter motor where the the windings have cooked and overheated thereby causing a short and a slow turn over check the earth cable to the engine first as this is often faulty due to corrosion on the engine end

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    Colin Stickland Feb 09, 2012

    look on the neg terminal of the battery and their is a big heavy cable that goes to the chassis and from their to the engine if have a problem finding it then make a new earth cable from the neg terminal direct to the cylinder block ,simple and this will cure your problem ,although you may call it the ground cable .



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