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The wires came out of the neg side of battery clamp . when i hooked them back up ,an put a charge to it ,the battery started to hiss .

How many wires go to the neg side of the neg side of the battery clamp?

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If the battery explodes on you, you won't be a happy camper. If this is on an automobile, there's seldom over two wires on the negative side; one goes to the frame or motor. Another might go to the starter for a better connection since there's a lot of current needed to crank the engine.

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It is important on negative battery cables that you connect the cable from the battery to the engine and from the battery to the car body, this ensures ground connections for chassis electrical systems, do you mean you have a split cable, small wire, short, not connected? if so, connect it to the closest body connection you have. recheck system.

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take a good battery from another car that you absolutely know is good. Try to prime the motor twice turn the ignition to start position...do not crank turn ignition off turn ignition to start position and try to start

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