1991 Chevy Camaro battery

Tiny
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  • 1991 CHEVROLET CAMARO
Engine Performance problem
1991 Chevy Camaro V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

when I try to hook up my battery cables and start the car, I am getting some serious arcing going on, like the batter is going to blow up with too much juice, I have put a smaller cranking amp battery in but it done the same thing, any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks
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Monday, November 30th, 2009 AT 6:44 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there, sing is shorted to earth, this is a serious problem it you try to hook up the battery as you can do serious damage to the electrics and the ECU. Ids the battery around the correct way, check that you have not attached a earth to the pos side by mistake,

Mark (mhpautos)
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Monday, November 30th, 2009 AT 6:53 PM
Tiny
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I checked and I do have the cables on the right way, and I have not hooked it up yet, because when you touch the pos cable with battery post it arcs too much to even connect it
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Monday, November 30th, 2009 AT 7:10 PM
Tiny
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Something is dead shorting, take the fuse out for the ECU so you don't cook it, I hope that this is still ok, take main cable off starter and see if you still have a short, with the arching you describe this will be a major dead short.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Monday, November 30th, 2009 AT 7:20 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for everything I will give this a try tomorrow and get back to you
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Monday, November 30th, 2009 AT 7:30 PM
Tiny
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OK I will look up the wiring as well to see if there is anything worth checking for you.

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Monday, November 30th, 2009 AT 7:35 PM
Tiny
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Hey mark one last question, how do I go about decoding the vin number for a 66 chevy impala
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Monday, November 30th, 2009 AT 7:37 PM
Tiny
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I will see what I can find on Mitchell 1 about this, as I am in Australia I am not that sure about your local cars and there VIN's.

Mark
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Monday, November 30th, 2009 AT 7:46 PM
Tiny
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Okie dokie, thanks and have a good night
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Monday, November 30th, 2009 AT 7:47 PM
Tiny
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Hope this helps.

1982-92 CAMARO VIN

Vehicle Identification Number Example: 1G1AP87H4CN100000
First Digit Nation of Origin: 1=USA, 2=Canada
Second Digit Division: G=General Motors
Third Digit: 1=Chevrolet
Fourth Digit: A=non-passive, B=automatic belts, C=inflatable restraint
Fifth Digit Model: P=Camaro Coupe or Z28, S=Berlinetta
Six & Seven Digits Body Style: 87=Sport Coupe/Camaro
Eigth Digit Engine: See Engine Codes Below
Ninth Digit is Check digit
Tenth Digit Year: C=82, D=83, E=84, F=85, G=86, H=87, J=88, K=89, L=90, M=91, N=92
Eleventh Digit Production Plant: N=Norwood, Ohio, L=Van Nuys
Last Six Digits increase by one with each car built at each plant

You have a good night, i't 1-00 PM here just now, lol

Mark in Sunny Australia.
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Monday, November 30th, 2009 AT 8:10 PM

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