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Old 04-10-2012, 08:58 PM
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The mechanic didnt even know?

Hi guys im back.i was driving home one night last week when my tire rod came loose and there was smoke under the hood.i got it pulled in at a gas station of all places and notice smoke coming from the hood.the little ground wire from the battery to the frame was glowing and burning and smoke was boiling out of the inside.1999 jimmy 2wd that is.i call the firetruck and a man came quick and cut the battery because i dont know anything about cars/trucks.the guy saved my jimmy from burning to the ground but whats scary is the mechanic said that was the only wire burned up and the alternator burned up to and he dont know how,just said a fluke so now im in panaic everytime i drive it.anyone with any ideas?it cost $500 to put the screws back in the tire rod,replace wires and alternator at $65 an hour for labor.has this ever in history happend?
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