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Old 03-27-2003, 04:39 PM
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On my 69 Mustang, the engine runs smoothly after starting. I suspect it would run until it ran out of gas. But if I cut it off, I cannot restart. After many times trying to restart, the starter relay bolt melts on the starter side. The plastic housing melts and the bolt falls out. I have a powermaster starter and 140 amp powermaster alternator. Any ideas? <img src="graemlins/pain.gif" border="0" alt="[pain]" />

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Old 03-27-2003, 04:49 PM
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Generally when things are melting too much current is flowing. If your positive cable isn't chaffed and accidentally grounding somewhere I would say your starter has an internal short causing too much current flow though the solenoid. You could try having the starter bench tested.
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The very first thing i would do is check for reverse pollarity in the Battery. It sounds like eaither a short in the battery (+ is - and - is +) In a starter current can flow eaither way it don't matter to a starter. i would bench test the starter and also test the alternator. You can start fishing the problem from thier
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