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Car wouldn't start, fried jumper cables when trying to jump start, replaced battery and when going to install new battery started melting the terminals as I was hooking up the cables. Already have changed the 80amp fuse

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Something is shorted out and should be getting hot as blue blazes..you must find the short...it will be something that is NOT FUSED ie starter or alt or a heavy wire or battery cable

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THE JUMPER CABLES WERE OF A TOO LIGHT OF GUAGE WIRE. THERE SHOULD BE A BATTERY FUSE LOCATED IN THE FUSE BOX IN THE DRIVERS SIDE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.

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If the car you're trying to start is cold, ensure your battery connections are clean (manually cleaning is better but there are some very good sprays that work pretty well.  Leave the jumpers on for a longer period of time with the other car running.
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Don't feel too bad, we've all done this or something similar a time or two. I did this once on another car and no major damage was caused. First, check the fuses to see if anything is out of order. I would take the old battery to have it tested at a parts store, as it may still be good. If it can be charged, charge it off the car and then try again to start the car. If that doesn't work, I would find a loaner or used battery to see if you can get the car started and then have the electrical system tested. If you check your owners manual or get a repair manual for the car, it should tell you where the main fuse block is and what to check.
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If you have a multimeter, connect it to your battery, and select an appropriate DC voltage range. On my multimeter, I use the 20volt setting.

If your battery shows 12-13.8 volts, then it is not the issue. If your battery voltage is low, then you will probably need a new battery. A flat battery can also indicate that the alternator is not recharging your battery properly, but it could also just mean that your battery is old and needs replacing.

If your engine wont turn over, and if your battery is good, it could be a faulty starter motor.

Those jump start packs need to be charged often, or the battery inside them can stop working. It is possible that your jump starter pack is also broken.

Try jump starting the car from another vehicle, with jumper leads. If you know your battery is dead, you could also just replace it with another one.


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