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Batt cable short ?

Just got the my 93 C1500 4.3 truck running after a rebuiling motor took the last few days making sure there no bugs. so took it today for a test drive and it stall out loss all power. the only thing I seen is the small wire from the Neg cable to the body was burnt in two and still smoking.
so far I not seeing what happen I pull the pos cable off it was the only cable I could get off fast then after about a 1/2 hr I went back and hook it back
there power inside the truck. But the starter is not doing anything at all . Could the starter do this ? up to this point it been starting and running good

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You have a ground missing somewhere and that poor little wire tried to be the ground for everything.
You need to be sure
1 The battery ground cable has a good clean tight connection to the block
2 The battery ground has a good connection to the frame
3 The battery ground has a good connection to the body.

What I have seen many times is the ground to the block is no good or the connection comes loose and some other lesser gauge wire tries to take the ground current for the rest of the car and burns up.

Check all your ground connections and you will find the issue. The main engine ground should be bolted directly to the engine block and not to a bracket or anything else, use a star washer on it. There should be a strap from the block to the body and the frame from the engine also.

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Check the ground from the back of the head to the body also. I bet it is hanging and not connected
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Thanks I will check on that. Do you think there damage to the starter ?
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Thanks I will check on that. Do you think there damage to the starter ?
Probably not but you need to check everything
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