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Starter yesterday the red positive wire that goes to the starter solenoid had burnt of before the fusible link. I replaced the wire car runs great no service engine light or anything, but the wire is still getting so hot it melts the plastic off the wire. It just did this on my way home yesterday. The car does have the factory recall starter relay installed. Can you explain why this wire to the starter is getting so hot. I checked to see if it was grounding out with a multi tester it does not appear to be. I did just change the alternator with a factory replacement.

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Check ALL connections relating to the starter and please email me at with any other info or questions

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