Originally Posted by vicrod
To have the small black ground get that hot, (2) things must occur.
(1) the main large ground cable to the engine is not making good contact and
(2) something is shorted causing the small black ground wire to be overloaded.
I'm thinking the alternator was the cause of the short but what about the fusible link that is designed to prevent this very problem.
Have any of the fusible links been bypassed? This car has (3). Make sure the fusible links are installed as designed.
Im not sure about what fusible links are im a car dummy.all i know is it didnt smoke untill the tire rod made that loud pop and came loose ubt ill check for wires with fuses.he did replace all the wires and said he ran it for 2 hours and it was fine.just scary him not knowing what would have causeed it.