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    Relocated battery...problems...please help!!!

    I was hoping someone could please help me with this...a few months back I decided to relocate my battery to the hatch. I used 4ga wire and an optima red top. I have the same setup in my other teg to do this day with no problems whatsoever and its been close to a year. The first few times I started it it started right up no problem. The next two times it barely cranked but started. Today I go to start it, it cranks really slowly, and then the fuse (in the back, one foot from the battery, 60a) blows. I decide to try another battery and an 80a fuse, same thing happens car cranks slowly then fuse blows. I never had any problems in my other car so what gives? Anyone had a similar experience or any ideas? Any help would be muchly appreciated.

    #2
    The wire is touching ground & draining the battery somewhere...

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      #3
      But would that let it crank for a bit then blow the fuse every time?

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        #4
        Perhaps, if the shielding is just barely worn through. Wouldn't hurt to check. where did you run the wire through the firewall? did you use a grommet or at least wrap the hell out of the wire w/ electrical tape?

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          #5
          Well I dont see it shorted anywhere, and where it was ran through the firewall it is surrounded by rubber because its going through the grommet already there. Any other ideas?

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            #6
            My guess is the ground. Did you ground the battery to the body (close to the battery)? I think if it is a bad ground the length of the battery cable is to long for current to travel so it requires more power thus blowing your fuse and giving you a weak start and the alt would not charge it as good. try a different ground without disconnecting the original.

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              #7
              Yeah that sounds good, but you might want to double check the wire cause mine grounded itself when I ran it over the computer. It shut everything off, but that was my fault. I guess people were stepping on it and after time it just wore a whole in the wire. I run 4g and it is a tight fit running it to the back.

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                #8
                When I ran mine, I ran 0 gague wires for both terminals back up into the engine bay, and payed close attention to where wear spots might occur & wrapped the hell out of those areas in electrical tape.....But yes, definately try a diffrent ground spot... Also, what kind/how old is the battery?

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                  #9
                  Well Ive tried two different batteries, a red top and a regular no-name battery. Oddly enough, when I went out today and after I checked everything it started right up. Very odd, but Im sure the problem still exists so I will have to check everything...I am thinking it is most likely a short somewhere or the ground is too long/not good. But I appreciate all the help guys and I will let you know what happens. Thanks.

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