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Originally Posted by DevilDog6154 View Post
Thank you all for your help. The starter was acting up the day before and day the fire happen so does that mean it caused it?
The starter would be the type of heavy amperage draw I was thinking of in an earlier post but I don't know if the starter acting up is the cause or just a symptom.

Did the engine actually start when the fire occurred?

Have you inspected the batteries and checked their voltage?

Have you inspected and improved the ground connections yet to both the frame and the starter that were damaged?

Have you attempted to start the truck since this happened? I am not suggesting you attempt to start it, I just wonder if you have tried. I would inspect the starter before attempting to supply power to it again.

I hate to speculate without you first doing a further visual inspection of the starter but my dad reminded me of a starter on an old tractor that failed to disengage many years ago and the engine rpm kept rotating the starter and it burned up. He remembers the starter actually became a generator and produced current. This back amperage then started burning up wiring. (Fortunately there is not much wiring on those... Lol
It was an old WD45 with its original 6v converted to a 12v but the problem was it was a push button type starter. The push button had either corroded or maybe had ice build up and remained pushed in rather than springing back out once the engine turned over.

I guess it would be possible for this to have happened with your starter if the solenoid stayed engaged.


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