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if I'm understanding this correctly, the cable from the battery to the solenoid and the wires on the same terminal are getting hot?
the cable from the battery brings the current to the terminal but the other leads take current to other things such as the ignition switch and the charging circuit. I would try removing these temp, connect battery cable and see if the lead gets hot, then add one cable at a time to find out which causes the problem. don't forget to insulate the loose leads so they don't short out.
Odd, that is the exact ignition module in my truck I'm not sure Im lost on the details or not. I'll try to get more pics this would probably be the most helpful. I can do all the mechanics, electrical is obviously not my forte
Well Hi guys. I had a friends friend come over and look at the truck and he said it was wired correctly, aside form the solenoid allegedly "not working correctly" (In his opinion). I purchased another off the shelf solenoid and broke down the other day and went to Autozone and picked up a 772 CCA battery that was $34.00. She started up, no heat whatsoever. I've driven her a little bit and started cleaning her up. Got all the rust on the left fender wll cut out with my grinder/cutoff and applied bondo to that side. I'll likely be removing the original running boards and either leaving off or getting nice chrome aftermarket jobbies.
So, thanks for all of the assistance and insight and ill post updates as I get more done to her.
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