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1984 AMC Eagle won't start

Okay here’s the problem.  Initially the starter would not stop cranking
after the ignition off after trying to start.  Replaced the ignition
switch, still did it anyway.  Replaced wires: ground cables, starter
cable from solenoid, and the solenoid itself.  Fixed the starter
problem, we thought.  Charged the battery, and it still would not
start.  Tried jumping it and all it would do was fry the positive
jumper cable.  Removed starter and had it checked which it didn’t work
so we replaced the starter.  Made sure the battery was charged, tried
starting only to find it was frying the positive battery cable and it
sounded like the water was boiling in the battery.  Tried a couple of
things from this forum like bypassing the solenoid.  Last attempt, we
charged the battery, turned the key, two or three cranks then nothing.
Checked the battery completely dead.  Can you help us, any is
appreciated.  Thanks.

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  1. admin says:

    I would guess a bad battery to start off and a really bad positive
    battery cable.  

    Heat means a bad connection.  The cable might be internally fried where
    it connects to the clamp ends.

    The bad battery can sometimes cause the solenoid to arc internally which
    will make the starter keep cranking.

    Or maybe you just have a second dead/bad starter, but the battery
    shouldn’t have died that fast if it was any good.

    Mike
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    Siege wrote:

    > Okay here’s the problem.  Initially the starter would not stop cranking
    > after the ignition off after trying to start.  Replaced the ignition
    > switch, still did it anyway.  Replaced wires: ground cables, starter
    > cable from solenoid, and the solenoid itself.  Fixed the starter
    > problem, we thought.  Charged the battery, and it still would not
    > start.  Tried jumping it and all it would do was fry the positive
    > jumper cable.  Removed starter and had it checked which it didn’t work
    > so we replaced the starter.  Made sure the battery was charged, tried
    > starting only to find it was frying the positive battery cable and it
    > sounded like the water was boiling in the battery.  Tried a couple of
    > things from this forum like bypassing the solenoid.  Last attempt, we
    > charged the battery, turned the key, two or three cranks then nothing.
    > Checked the battery completely dead.  Can you help us, any is
    > appreciated.  Thanks.

  2. admin says:

    Hey thanks big time that did the trick.  Yeah probably the only thing
    we didn’t replace on the car.  Thanks again.

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