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Battery light and ABS light is on...saw smoke from hood and smelt burning

My battery light and ABS light came on last night...I also saw smoke coming from the hood and it smelled like something burning

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Check the belt going to your alternater

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There are very complex electronics on your vehicle , you people have no ideal what all is involved in starting your vehicle .It's all computer controlled , the PCM - engine computer has to see electrical inputs from different thing's before it will energize the starter crank relay located in the under hood fuse box .

Circuit Description
Moving the ignition switch to the start position sends a 12 volt signal through the PCM (CRANK) fuse in the Junction Block - Left I/P to the PCM to notify the PCM that a crank status has been requested. 12 volts is fed through the ABS/PCM fuse in the Junction Block - Left I/P to the coil side of the CRANK RLY . The PCM grounds this circuit when all parameters are met for starting the engine. This closes the CRANK RLY allowing Battery Positive voltage through Fusible Link and through the switch side of the CRANK relay to the S terminal of the starter solenoid. Ground is found through the engine block.

The PCM has to see correct enable message from the theft- deterrent module an it also has to see a voltage signal through the transmission range sensor , this shows that the vehicle is in park or neutral . Video's on youtube testing relay's . VEHICLE RELAYS Testing from the relay base Jumping pin's 87 & 30 will crank the engine . 85 & 86 are the control side .

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Turn the ignition switch to the START position.
Does the engine crank?
YES - Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections
NO - Go to Step 3
Install a scan tool.
With a scan tool, observe the Security Lamp State parameter in the BCM Security Data list.
Turn the ignition switch to the START position.
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NO -- Go to Step 4
With a scan tool, observe the Starter Relay Command parameter in the PCM data list.
Turn the ignition switch to the START position.
Does the scan tool display Yes?
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NO - Go to Step 13
With a scan tool, observe the Crank Request parameter in the PCM data list.
Turn the ignition switch to the START position.
Does the scan tool display Yes?
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There are very specific step's to diagnosing problems like this an if you don't follow them you may never find the problem . You don't need a expensive scan tool to fix it but having one would make it a whole lot easier .

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It could be many things but I would start by taking off the starter and taking it to auto zone to have it tested. Also u may have burnt the wire that runs from the starter to the battery replace it. See if that solves your problem

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Typical of wire shorting out against the metal frame. Simply replace the burnt wire and you should be good to go.

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Diagnosing something from a description is far from an exact science, but this is what it sounds like to me may have happened. If your battery was not tie down it could have gotten against something hot or moving (like a pulley), or what ever was rattling may have created a spark somehow and caused the battery to exploded, either way the battery fluid spashing onto hot metal could explain the cloud of white smoke, as you did not mention seeing any flames.

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