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March 29, 2009, 7:35 am

Alan M
 

Question: i have a 1973 charger se with 440 hp motor. I keep burning

i have a 1973 charger se with 440 hp motor.
I keep burning up my fusable link between the starter relay and fuse box?
I have traced my wires to the starter to check for bare spots that could be grounding out and found none. I have checked going back to the battery and found none.
I changed out the starter relay on the fire wall in case it was bad and staying open allowing the battery to feed and burn the link out. that did nothing.
When i go to put the battery cable to the starter relay it sparks, which it shouldn't do also.
What else should i be looking for or changing?


March 30, 2009, 11:42 am

Tyler O
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I would replace the starter power wire, and check the grounds. Make sure they are clean, consider replacing them and adding some new good grounds.

Otherwise you might need a new or more powerful starter or to increase the rating on the link.


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