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Wiring harness or Battery Cable Harness?

Just wondering on your solution if you replaced the Wiring harness or Battery Cable Harness? I'm having a problem with my battery cable harness (positive side) becoming very hot on my 3.8L 2000 Windstar. I ended up replacing half of the cable that was badly corroded (the section from the power distribution box to the positive terminal) and that seemed to have fixed the problem. Also had replaced the battery and alternator before that. But the alternator went bad after a trip from Texas to Florida, and so I replaced it again. Now it seems both, the positive and negative battery cables are getting extremely hot.
I've ordered the complete battery cable harness now and will replace tomorrow, but just wondering what your solution actually was.

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I dont know if this will help but vI had the same problem with my farm tractor It turned out to be a short in one of the wires cant remember vwith one. try tracing them from the batery back

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