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Just got the wiring harnessess and motor back in and when I get the motor running, the pos. battery terminal is getting hot. Some of the warning lights were a little dim when I hit the starter, but I think the starter went bad on me and now the lights are back to normal. Could a bad starter be the problem? Thanks
 

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Most likely a bad ground. Check the ground cable at the battery and the motor, also make sure both battery terminals are free of corrosion. If you have those $2 parts store battery terminals like me, try reterminating them. I had one go bad in my dad's SS, the insulation on the ground cable was smoking.

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Ian McDermott
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The starter draws a lot of current and if you have a bad connection(high resistance) on either cable that connection(resistance) will get hot.

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As above, carefully clean all terminals and connections.
Is it getting hot while cranking or after it is started and is running???
If while cranking, clean the terminals then go to a parts store that has a battery/starter analyzer and have them check the amp draw while cranking.
If during charging, it is a battery, regulator, or other charging problem.

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