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Old 06-26-2003, 11:22 PM
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hot battery post

trying to start my toyota p-u has power to ignition,, but will not turn over,, maybe loose wire?? who knows ,, but my question is what makes the positive post on the battery get very hot,,??
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Old 06-26-2003, 11:26 PM
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Might wanna make sure that your not grounding out the positve wire anywhere.. Also does it get hot after trying to start it or just from turning the key over?
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Old 06-26-2003, 11:52 PM
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Corrosion in the terminal can cause terminal to get hot. Are your cables clean and tight?
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Kinda sounds like your starter may be pooched. If it's seized, or has failed, every time you try to crank it over it will draw absurd amounts of current and all that energy just turns to heat. I would pull out the starter and test it/have it tested. HTH


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Old 06-28-2003, 11:25 PM
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Battery could be damaged internally. A crack in the lead that goes up to the positive post could make it heat up during heavy current draw.
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Old 06-29-2003, 02:59 AM
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If the battery terminal has lots of corrosion then take it off the post and soak it in a cup of baking soda and water.. Nuthin cleans them better or easier.. Then just take a wire brush to the post to clean it up.
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Check your ground system, I`ve seen dirty or loose grounds do that. HTH

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