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The battery cables r getting hot (the negative is broken) the manifold is getting red hot . what is most likely the problem.

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1988chev pick up burned positiv wire on manifold fixed negative ground gets hot replaced starter and silinod brake line has to touch cab to turn over brake line gets hot turns over like battery dead


Have you replaced the negative battery cable to the engine? Sounds like you have a lack of engine ground issue, then it seeks a ground wherever it can.

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Disconnect battery ground cable


Locate the battery under the hood and not that there are two large cables attached to it. One (probably red in color) is the positive cable while the other (probably black) is the negative. Depending upon whether the battery cables are "top-mount" or "side-mount", you'll need either an adjustable wrench (and possibly a screwdriver to spread the "jaws" after loosening the bolt) to loosen the bolt on the negative cable on the top-mount, or you may need a specifically-sized wrench to loosen the thru-bolt on side-mount. In either case, be VERY careful to not touch the wrench or screwdriver between the negative and positive terminals - big sparks and the tool will get REALLY hot...red hot. Good luck.

Oct 01, 2013 | Dodge Grand Caravan Cars & Trucks

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Car won't start how do I jump start it?


Take jumper cables put the black cable to the negative post on the battery and the red cable to the positive post on the battery.Do the same to both cars Black to ground (-)and red to hot.(+)

Apr 22, 2011 | 2000 Dodge Intrepid

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Where are the four O2 sensors on a 2003 Montero Sport? Is $300 reasonable to replace the two upstream sensors?


According to the service literature I read, the 2003 Montero Sport with the 3.0 or 3.5 L engine does not have O2 sensors listed even in the maintenance schedule. The 2.4 L engine has it on the exhaust manifold though.
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However, the following lists the par, though for before or after the catalytic converter:

http://www.partstrain.com/store/index.php?VN=4294967180+4294966587+4294964143+&Nr=AND(universal:0)&N=0&Ntt=Oxygen%20Sensor

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I think that $250 to $300 is reasonable if the Oxygen sensors are stuck in there with rust and the threads are preserved by the technician. Oxygen Sensor replacement can be tricky.
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Good luck on this repair.

Exhaust Manifold

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

2.4L Engine


  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    • Negative battery cable

    CAUTION
    Wait at least 90 seconds after the negative
    battery cable is disconnected to prevent possible deployment of the air bag.


  2. Heat cowl from the exhaust manifold
  3. Aspirator valve assembly, if equipped
  4. Oil dipstick and guide
  5. Oxygen (O2S) sensor connector and ground cable, if equipped
  6. Exhaust pipe from the manifold
  7. Exhaust manifold and gasket from the engine
    To install:

  8. Install or connect the following:

    • Exhaust manifold. Torque the M8 mounting nuts to 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm) and the
      M10 mounting bolts 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm). starting from the middle and working
      outward.
    • O2S sensor connector and ground cable, if equipped
    • Exhaust pipe to the manifold. Torque the nuts to 35ft. (49 Nm).
    • Aspirator valve assembly, if removed
    • Heat cowl to the exhaust manifold. Torque the bolts to 117 inch lbs. (13
      Nm).
    • Negative battery cable

  9. Start the engine and check for exhaust leaks.


3.0L and 3.5L Engines


  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    • Negative battery cable
    • Exhaust pipe from the exhaust manifolds
    • Oil dipstick, guide and O-ring
    • Heat shields
    • Exhaust manifolds

  2. Clean the gasket mounting surfaces. Inspect the manifolds for cracks,
    flatness and/or damage.
    To install:

  3. Install or connect the following:

    • New gasket and exhaust manifold. Torque the nuts to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm) on
      3.0L engines and 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm) on 3.5L engines.
    • Heat shield, Torque the bolts to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm).
    • Exhaust pipe to the exhaust manifolds. Torque the nuts to 35ft. (49 Nm).
    • Oil dipstick, guide and new O-ring
    • Negative battery cable

  4. Start the engine and check for exhaust leaks.


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Oct 07, 2010 | 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

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Where are the exhaust system bolts located?


Removal & Installation 2.2L Engine To Remove:
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable.
    • Heat shield.
    • Oxygen sensor.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove exhaust pipe from the exhaust manifold.
  4. Lower the vehicle.
  5. Remove the exhaust manifold mounting nuts from the cylinder head. chevy_cav_02-04_exmanifold.gif

  6. Remove the exhaust manifold.
  7. Clean the mating surfaces.
  8. Check for cracks, broken flanges and gasket surface damage.
  9. Use a straight edge and a feeler gauge. If the flanges or the mating surfaces do not align, the manifold is warped and should be replaced.
To Install:
NOTE: The manufacturer recommends using new exhaust system nuts.
  1. Install the manifold gasket.
  2. Position the exhaust manifold to the cylinder head. Exhaust manifold 2.2L 87953055.gif

  3. Install the new exhaust manifold nuts. Tighten the nuts starting from the center and working toward the ends to 110 in lbs (12.5 Nm).
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  5. Install the exhaust pipe to the manifold using a new flex coupler gasket.
  6. Install new exhaust flange mounting nuts.
    • Tighten to 33 ft lbs (45 Nm).
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8. Install the oxygen sensor.
  9. Install the heat shield.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable.
2.4L Engine To Remove:
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable
  2. Disconnect the Oxygen (O2) sensor electrical connector.
  3. Remove the (O2) sensor.
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Exhaust brace 2.4L 87953053.gif

  5. Remove the exhaust manifold brace-to-manifold bolt and the oil pan nuts, if necessary. Exhaust heat shield 2.4L 87953051.gif

  6. Remove the upper heat shield. NOTE: Do NOT bend the exhaust flex decoupler more than necessary to remove it. Excessive movement will damage the flex decoupler
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  7. Remove the manifold-to-exhaust flex decoupler fasteners.
  8. Remove the exhaust pipe.
  9. Carefully lower the vehicle.
  10. Remove the exhaust manifold-to-cylinder head mounting nuts/bolts. Remove the exhaust manifold.
  11. Discard the gaskets and/or seals. Clean the mating surfaces.
To Install:
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  1. Install new exhaust manifold gaskets. Position the exhaust manifold on the cylinder head. Tighten the mounting bolts in sequence to 110 in lbs (12.5 Nm).
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Install the exhaust manifold heat shield. Tighten the mounting bolts to 10 ft. lbs (14 Nm).
  4. Install the exhaust manifold brace-to-manifold bolt and the oil pan nuts. Tighten the mounting bolts to 41 ft lbs (56 Nm) and the nuts to 18 ft lbs (24 Nm).
  5. Position the exhaust pipe to the manifold. Install the manifold-to-flex decoupler mounting bolts. Tighten to 26 ft lbs (35 Nm).
  6. Lower the vehicle.
  7. Coat the threads with a suitable anti-seize compound and install the O2 sensor.
  8. Connect the O2 sensor electrical connector.
  9. Connect the battery ground cable and check for leaks.
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Sep 02, 2010 | 2000 Oldsmobile Alero

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Where to connect jumping cables on the battery


Dead car --- Red to + ... Black to -

Hot car --- Red to + ... Black to any metal car part away from the battery. Let the hot car charge the battery for a couple minutes before you try it. Try it. IMPORTANT: DISCONNECT THE HOT CAR BLACK JUMPER FIRST, then take the black off the dead car. Then disconnect the dead car red and then the other end on the hot car.

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Need to know how to change battery in a 2003 chev. venture van


Best way to charge / safest / is to remove battery from vehicle ...set battery in a open well venilated area / no smoking / with the apporpiate capacity 12 volt charger / read the instructions that come with the charger . Attach red connector of charger to positive post of battery (usually red) attach black connector to battery ground (-) negative side of battery / plug charger into appropiate outlet (120) . Reverese application when battery is fully charged .
Re-install battery in vehicle/ being sure to re-install as removed .
Install black cable to battery (-) negative ...then Hot (red) (+)

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I change my battery post now I don't know where they go on the - or + side can you help me out


Hello. Yes. the black wire is the ground wire. It goes from the frame to the negative post of the battery. The red wire is the hot wire and it goes to the positive post.

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Connect battery cables in 2004 Ford Expedition


Are you trying to jump it? Or are you replacing the cables entirely? If replacing them, (Read all my instructions for the cautions involved) then unscrew the negative post cable first and then your positive side from your battery. Be careful not to touch them together while your are taking the cables apart. Once the battery is not connected, find the easiest cable to replace first, I think it will be the negative. Do not connect the battery yet!!!!, second the red cable indicating the hot cable will be next. That cable might be longer because on fords, unless I am mistaken should be connected to the starter or on fords an external starter solenoid. Connect that. Once you have replaced both cables, it's time to connect the red cable to the battery. Be careful that the negative side cable is not touching the ground or vehicle because you will see a shocking spark. Once that is connected it's time for the negative side to be connected to the battery black side. The battery has positive indicators (+) and negative indicators (-) may be color coded also + (red) - (black). DO NOT CROSS THEM BECAUSE THE CHARGE MIGHT BE ENOUGH TO BLOW THE BATTERY ( DANGER) I cannot stress this enough. You do not want to be around when a battery blows. They are dangerous. Use caution ok. Don't be that person that goes to the hospital with burns from acid.

Nov 01, 2009 | 2004 Ford Expedition

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How do I jump the battery?


Hook up the red cable wire to the positive terminal on the battery of the car to be jumped, then hook up the other red jumper cable wire to the jumper vehicles red or positive terminal, it is recomended on the car to be jumped that you attach the negative cable to a metal bracket on the motor or body that can be attached securely (good connection), then attach the other last cable to the negative battery terminal, if you cannot find a suitable bracket to attache the negative cable to use the negative battery terminal. When doing all this try to keep the two ends of the cables seperated from each other, always wear safety glasses when working on auto batteries the can explode if a spark or flame gets too close to the top of the battery.

Jul 15, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Venture Passanger

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