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Unread 12-17-2007, 08:11 PM   #1
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i bought a 87 ezgo marathon that needed a set of batteries i put all the batteries right but now one of the battery cables are getting hot the one on the driver side and was wondering if any one can tell me why
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Unread 12-17-2007, 09:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: need help on ezgo marathon

Cables overheat for 2 reasons:

Dirty connections
Loose connections

Is corrosion present?
Are the cable old and brittle?
Are the lugs in poor shape?

An '87 with original cables needs a new set NOW! I prefer 6g Welding Cable for it's low resistance, flexibility, and longevity.
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Unread 12-17-2007, 10:02 PM   #3
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yeah the cables are corroded and they look old too. will it be ok to ride it around like that till i get some new ones?
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Unread 12-17-2007, 10:06 PM   #4
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Absolutely NOT!

That cable is gonna get so hot it will melt the battery terminal. Fix the cables, or prepare to buy more new batteries.
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Unread 12-19-2007, 10:12 PM   #5
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ok thank you so much
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Unread 12-19-2007, 10:31 PM   #6
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You're very welcome. Let us know how it turns out. It's very helpfull to the other members!
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