Battery Problems

Tiny
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  • 1996 MITSUBISHI COLT
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
Recently I changed the battery clams for my car battery since they were rusted and were giving troubles for the battery. Now I've changed these clams for new ones, installed it exactly the way it was but now the problem is that the battery clam from the positive is burning through. Any ideas what the problem might be? It's from a Mitsubishi 1996 Colt.
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Thursday, February 10th, 2011 AT 6:02 PM

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Tiny
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Check and test the battery postive cable could be grounded out at the starter motor or at the alternator
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Thursday, February 10th, 2011 AT 7:51 PM
Tiny
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As I already mentioned in my question, I didn't changed anything on the cables, these cables are the original cables inserted by Mitsubishi. My problem is, that out of the blue, while the only thing that is changed are the battery clams, this problem occurred. If these cables would be connected in the wrong way, I should have had earlier problems right? I will check once again were these cables are attached to, but I am 100% sure that the positive cable is not grounded at the starter or the alternator since the cable goes the opposite way of these two.
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Thursday, February 10th, 2011 AT 8:26 PM
Tiny
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Disconnect the negative battery cable if the burning stops it has a short circuit somewhere-The positive cable goes straight to the starter motor. Possible a relay is sticking-
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Thursday, February 10th, 2011 AT 8:32 PM
Tiny
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Okay, thanks will try. So to be clear, I should just connect the positive, leave the negative off and if the burning stops, it's a relay problem? I should do this without a running car right? Just watch how it will react on the positive cable only.
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Thursday, February 10th, 2011 AT 8:57 PM
Tiny
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Check the starter solenoid if its shorting out-You have a short somewhere causing the battery positive post to get hot-disconnnecting the negative cable will open the circuit and stops the burning-
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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 AT 8:03 PM

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