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Need some help here. Did some brake work on the truck today, finished that (all well) and went to change out both battery cables (pos was in sad shape). Cleaned the posts etc, attached the neg first - no problem. Then the pos to the starter relay first and then the pos at the battery - lots o' sparks. So I disconnected the neg at the battery and connected the pos battery, no prob. The the neg at the battery - lots o' sparks again.

Given the issues discussed here I want to be very cautions on the hook up. Any thoughts, ideas, etc?

One thing just came to mind, would this happen if I over tightened the starter relay nut would this cause a short - hence sparks?

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L5wolvesf said:
One thing just came to mind, would this happen if I over tightened the starter relay nut would this cause a short - hence sparks?


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Yes and no. There should have been a piece of almost card board looking/ feeling material to help avoid contact of the various cables. But if that all checks out OK then you have an electrical short.
 

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Fixed - the pos cable end was touching the starter contact on the relay. Trimmed down the cable end. Probably gonna swap in a Ford relay when I do the rewire.

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Fixed - the pos cable end was touching the starter contact on the relay. Trimmed down the cable end. Probably gonna swap in a Ford relay when I do the rewire.

Ahhh.... It's always the little stuff that you least suspect, eh? :D :D :D
 

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I'm going to switch to the F*%$ / universal solenoid very soon myself.
 
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