I'm trying to change the positive battery cable in my car but I've ran into a couple issues. My old battery cable used to run from the starter and from the fuse box to the positive battery post, but the new battery cable that was sold to me by autozone only runs from the starter to the positive battery post. Now they told me I should be fine, but when I follow the basic instructions, things don't add up. So I attached the positive battery cable to the starter first, then attached the connector to the post. So far no issues. Then I proceed to place the negative battery cable onto the negative post, just as usual, and then it sparks. If I decide to keep it on there the starter will attempt to turn over. Now the keys are NOT in the ignition when this happens. If I keep the negative connector on the negative post, then the post's lead melts. Now I know that the car is not supposed to turn over when the keys aren't in the ignition. What in the world am I doing wrong?
have the same problem?
Saturday, January 24th, 2009 AT 3:11 AM