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    Burnt ground, stator - elec. box

    When going to pull motor out, found the black ground wire from the stator to elec. box was melting, is my stator screwwed ?? What could have caused this ??


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    Battery posts touched electrical box shell, missing plastic battery cover.

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    those were in place, I came home to an egine that was full of steel bits and shavings in the crankcase, a starter that was so burnt it could not be rebuilt, the red cable to the starter was melted 3" back from the starter, and now this burnt ground to the stator, the damage is starting to really add up $$$ is it possible that the stator is still ok ????

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    Another possible cause for the electrical cables burning is if the battery negative cable connection to the engine block was corroded or otherwise not good. The heavy starter current woudl flow instead through the smaller Black wires, and overheat them.

    If the engine would not start, and someone just kept leaning on the start button, eventually the starter motor will fry from the tremendous heat of continuous cranking.

    Similar failure can happen if the start solenoid failed in the closed 'crank the engine' position, and continued to feed power to the starter while the engine was running.

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