ELECTRIC PROBLEMS

1998 Mitsubishi Mirage

Tiny

98mitsu510

December, 8, 2010 AT 4:43 AM

Negative battery terminal gets hot and drains battery when trying to start

7 Answers

Tiny

fixitmr

December, 8, 2010 AT 5:22 AM

Does it turn over and start? Bad connections or bad starter is the likely cause.

Tiny

98mitsu510

December, 8, 2010 AT 5:38 AM

It will turn over with a jump, but it wont stay started, something drains the battery it dies and the negitive post will be smoking and very very hot. Please help if u can!

Tiny

fixitmr

December, 8, 2010 AT 7:56 AM

Was any work done or any incedents with car before this started happening?

Tiny

fixitmr

December, 8, 2010 AT 8:39 AM

Check the hot cable going to starter thoroughly for scrapes or shorts to grounded metal. Try disconnecting alternator and running car. How long does running last before it dies?

Tiny

fixitmr

December, 8, 2010 AT 8:44 AM

Check alternator main hot wire for same faults of scrapes shorts. Did you say you put new battery in? Have battery tested at auto parts store it may have an internal short!

Tiny

98mitsu510

December, 8, 2010 AT 11:13 AM

Before all the problems started the left turn blinker was continually on so a friend took out the blinker fuse and after that is when the problems started. Will the fuses make the car make these problems or messing around with the fuses cause the car to short out?

Tiny

fixitmr

December, 9, 2010 AT 6:36 AM

Not likely. Fuses would bow if shorted. Any big music amps wired into system?

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