Car will not start

Tiny
GINJER
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  • 2002 FORD MUSTANG
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 51,000 MILES
I have a 02 mustang v6. Went to start my car today and its dead tried to jump start it, had jumper cables hooked up and it started to smoke, by the terminals. Starter has been replaced within last 2 months. Battery & alternator are less than a year old. Tried a different battery and nothing it also seemed to drain the new battery quick. Checked fuses and there okay. Please help im desperate
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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 AT 12:31 AM

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Tiny
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Did you have the cables hooked up wrong?
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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 AT 1:02 AM
Tiny
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No they were correct
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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 AT 2:34 AM
Tiny
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You're going to have to find out what was smoking and what melted.
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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 AT 2:40 AM
Tiny
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I realize that but so far I cannot find anything melted
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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 AT 3:57 AM
Tiny
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There are a few fusible links attached to the starter solenoid. They are special sections of wire that melts under load. Grab each one and pull on it and see if any of them stretch to indicate internal melting.
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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 AT 11:30 AM

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