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84 chevy s-10

The wire that goes from my battery to my starter is all broke open and all frayed up could this caus a problom? right now it has a hose over the exposed wire.it looks like some of the wiers inside of it are broken.

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It would be best to replace the wire..it shouldnt cost too much ($15-20) as they have premade wires at your local auto parts store...if you can get a ride, it would be best to remove the wire and take it with you so you get just the right size. (better to go a hair long than too short)

A positive battery wire with failed insulation on it can find its way to ground by getting wet or touching metal...this could cause a fire or possibly make your battery explode under the right circumstances...not to mention that if many strands are broken, you may not be getting the exact voltage to the starter it was designed for which reduces your starters life

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There is a lot of current going from the battery to the starter, and if the wire is frayed and broken, the current is having to go through fewer wires, which will get hot and eventually burn out. Go ahead and replace the wire now rather than wait for it to fail.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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