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Battery leads Hi there i have a 54 reg xtype..the postive lead on the batery when the car is running gets hot,so hot that you carnt touch it any ideas??

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  • kevin_burdet Dec 31, 2008

    Hi thanks for reply...alternator is reading 14.4..had a auto sparky look at car he seems to think that end of the postvie lead is to small for the amount of curunt that gos thru the lead ie alternator..starter and glow plugs?? lead stays hot 4 approx 5 mins then gos cold again.Any thoughts any 1??? thanks Kevin

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Check the charge rate.  not over 14.5 volts well thats ok, battry starting car ? terminals heat up due to ressitance slack or dirty terminal. 

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  • drife Jan 10, 2009

    Hi kevin  try cleaning up the earth lead to the body  D 

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