97 holiday rambler. question on 2 smaller black wires that attach to battery

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Old 09-04-15, 01:33 AM
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97 holiday rambler. question on 2 smaller black wires that attach to battery

I decided to put in a new battery and clamps and noticed these wires getting hot after I connected the battery so I quickly disconnected. So is this why my battery has been acting up or did I connect them incorrectly...they are zip tied to the pos. wire so unlikely to connect them wrong. And as I said, the battery was not staying charged. It is a Ford chassis 460 engine....thanks
 
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Old 09-04-15, 02:17 AM
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You obviously have a direct short from the battery to a ground somewhere. If you are referring to the smaller wires from the positive side of the battery clamp, trace it down to where it connects. Tell us where it goes.
 
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they go into a harness....can't really tell from there. thx
 
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I did notice a new/different connector lug has been put on it...maybe there was a fuseable link there prior to me getting the RV.
 
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Is this on the coach battery or the chassis battery ?
 
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it is the chassis battery/engine
 
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Old 09-07-15, 08:19 AM
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Well I have to correct the wire color and number.... 2 smaller18# black and white stripe and 1 10 # black they go to the solenoid attached to the starter and also the start solenoid mounted on the fire wall. However the engine starts with this set of wires unattached, no problem.
 
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