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Old 05-27-2009, 05:19 PM
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Are they true 4 gauge battery cables? I would suspect the battery ground cable connection at the engine, or possible 6 gauge ground cable. You also need to have at least a 10 gauge main body ground from the battery to the fender. Since you are smoking the smaller ground cables, this makes me think this is your problem.

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I would remove the main coil wire , crank your car several seconds, then touch starter and related wires to see if anything is getting hot.

You already verified all related wire connections are clean and snug?

I would carry a fire extinguisher in case you have a short circuit fire.

Verify starter is installed straight; not binding against something. Does starter to new flywheel engagement/disengagement sound normal?

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Old 05-27-2009, 07:22 PM
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i'am thinking more on the line of wrong battery cables,since i burned up the first small ground off that first,probaly after one week.should i be using a heaveier gauge because of police wirering(such as extra lights,sirens,ect.)were wirered up before,and who knows what they cut off when they sold it.my mechanic working on the rear says starter is bad,never had this problem untill he rebuilt my trans he does not understand he is working on a ex police car,three times he has ordered the wrong parts!my problem is he is my uncle,and i don't think he knows what he is working with.WAIT TILL YOU HEAR WHY IT HAS TAKEN HIM 3 WEEKS TO GET PARTS FOR MY REAR...NEXT CHAPTER.ANY HELP GREATLY WELCOME.....THANKS JOE
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How can you burn up the small ground wire ?

Have you verified the big ground wire is attached properly? If the big ground wire is attached then it will be getting very hot to the touch when the small ground is burning up.

Why don't you remove the coil wire so engine wont start...then crank the car for a long time...then feel of the big ground wire...

If the big ground wire is not hot then:
You don't need a bigger ground cable to start the car.

If the big ground wire is hot then your problem may be :
ground wire too small or improperly terminated..
starter drawing too much current.
Starter wire shorting out.
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my question is,why did this start after trans was rebuilt and new flywheel was installed.EVERYTHING WAS FINE BEFORE!
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Do I Need A Distributor Modulator.

IS THE COIL GETTING TO HOT AND CAUSING PROBLEMS?
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my question is,why did this start after trans was rebuilt and new flywheel was installed.EVERYTHING WAS FINE BEFORE!
The starter to flywheel alignment is too close, is my second guess.

My third guess would be the number of teeth on the flywheel, and the correct starter installed. This can cause grinding during cranking though. Did they re-install the spacer plate between the transmission, and engine, if equipped?
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:54 PM
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THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION,LIKE I SAID MY UNCLE IS VERY bullheaded.YOU GUYS HAVE ANSWERED ALOT OF MY QUESTIONS TOTHE TEE!I'AM STILL LEARNING AS I GO ON.I'AM 47 YEARS OLD AND DON'T KNOW THE 2000'S KNOWHOW,PLEASE WORK WITH ME,I LOVE TO LEARN THE NEW STUFF. ANY INFO IS KNOWLEDE TO ME....
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:30 PM
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CAR CRANKS OVER GREAT,NO PROBLEMS JUST KEEPS BURNING UP GROUND WIRES! LIKE I SAID AFTER NEW TRANS WAS INSTALLED.BEFORE TRANS REBUILD NO PROBLEM!!! ONLY THING I DID WAS PUT AN ACCEL COIL ON CAR. DID NOT UPGRADE DIST. MODULES WITH ACCEL PART#35362.MAYBE PROBLEM I DON'T KNOW? ANY HELP GREATLY APPREATED. THANKS JOE
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