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-new alt 3days later wont start jump it and the battery cables are so hot you need gloves to get offf follow the battery cables to source there is a live spark coming off whatever the ground(black batt cable plugs into the fuses are actual vibrating and ticking in both boxes

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  • nrussell2 Sep 02, 2010

    the battery is new also..the jump ws correct but when i went to remove the jumper cables they were HOT...if it isnt jumped it just clicks so i checked were the cables run to starter and i can physically see a spark coming from were the battery cable connects

  • nrussell2 Sep 02, 2010

    the battery is new also..the jump was correct but when i went to remove the jumper cables they were HOT...if it isnt jumped it just clicks so i checked were the battery cables run to starter and i can physically see a spark coming from were the battery cable connects

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You need to disconnect the neg. battery cable at the battery first. Then where you followed the cable get to the end and disconnect the end, clean the end with a wre brush or sandpaper. Then reattach the end and make sure it is tightened tight. Also check the ground cable on the engine block and make sure it is clean and tight. Clean the battery posts, both pos. and neg., then clean the cable ends and reattach pos. first then neg. and recheck. From what you describe the problem is that one of the ground (neg.) cables are either loose and/or dirty. That will cause the problem as you described. You can also check any other grounds you happen to see.

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I agree that alternator replaced.But what about the battery is it replaced and new battery.Or is it old battery.Get your battery voltage checked and confirm if its low or charge,if its very old battery then replace it,check with new battery and confirm if same problems exists.But if battery is also new and battery is properly charged and showing 12 volts on multimeter test.Then the the battery cables getting hot is due to faulty battery connections.Let the components properly cool and then recheck.The connections must not be connected proper or in case the connections of battery are getting in contact with any other metal object near by or getting connected with any other part wire.Re check the connections and find the short.If the battery terminals are not connected to their respective positions then make it proper.Also check the battery to stater and battery to alternator connections. Also check the voltage of new alternator to confirm its working.In some cases its been noticed that new parts too come faulty.in other cases if the terminals not connected properly then it can short new alternator too,its possible.
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    raj somaiya Sep 02, 2010

    Jumper cables hot.There is a short in the connections.Is the check engine light turning ON.on the dash of the vehicle.

    If its coming ON then get the car scanned for the codes.At diagnosis center you will receive the error code.As per
    the error code it will detect the exact faulty part in the car due to which the
    problem is occurring.For more help :--- at www.autozone.com its absolutely free
    to get car scanned.

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