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Unread 07-15-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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Fusible Link

I have an 89 Comanche 2WD 4.0 5 speed. Just replaced my fusible link for the second time in 2 weeks. upon investigation found positive battery cable to the starter completely melted. Don't know what caused this? When the link blows it kills the engine but everything else still works. Please help. Thanks

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Unread 07-15-2013, 08:51 PM   #2
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Have you replaced that melted cable? Is your starter covered in oil?
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Unread 07-16-2013, 04:18 AM   #3
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No not yet. I want to find out why it melted first so it doesn't melt a new one. And no, the starter isn't covered in oil. Maybe corrosion inside battery cable? Gonna check that Friday.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 05:24 AM   #4
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Got an ohm meter? Multimeter? Check the resistance between the ends of that melted cable.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 05:37 AM   #5
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Yes I do. I will check that. Also have a new cable to compare it to.
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Unread 07-19-2013, 09:28 AM   #6
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Checked the old cable and got same readings as new cable. Someone suggested the starter shorting out, but I haven't had any problems with it . Not dragging or anything. Once it starts the starter is out of the loop right? The only cable I haven't removed is the smaller one from the starter relay to the altenator. But it looks fine from what I can see of it.
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Unread 07-21-2013, 01:19 PM   #7
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I replaced the fusible link with 8 gage wire and a 30 amp thermal circuit breaker. Can't find anywhere that says what the amperage is for the fusible link. Worried I might have too high amp circuit breaker.
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I replaced the fusible link with 8 gage wire and a 30 amp thermal circuit breaker. Can't find anywhere that says what the amperage is for the fusible link. Worried I might have too high amp circuit breaker.
I used to have that info from Jeep but lost it in a computer crash. Working on getting it again.

I had the info gauge vs amp rating. This is all I have now.

Which link blew?
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Unread 07-21-2013, 11:19 PM   #9
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ok get vom over the voltage and ohns if you have bad grounds, your alt can over charge - charging system needs looking too .....
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