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I replace my starter on my 96 gmc v6 safari and when I re-started the engine it started just fine and turn it off; then after about 3 minutes later I started it again but it started to smoke and found a wire (I believe the wire is from the starter to the positive) started to melt and turn off the engine by disconnecting the positive wire on the battery because I could not turn it off from the ignition. So, I disconnected the affected wire which connected from the starter to the positive (not directly to the battery but to a little small covered box near the battery) but having trouble separating the skinny melted wire that meets with the thicker wire towards the starter with another wire plug under the transmission and what cause the smoke?

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That is a direct short between your hot wire and ground

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