Last post on Dec 22, 2007 at 11:53 AM
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#7 of 10 Re: 66 Dart 225 Slant Six has a smoking battery problem [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 17, 2007 (5:47 pm)
Perhaps. The starter was replaced about a month ago though....
#8 of 10 Re: 66 Dart 225 Slant Six has a smoking battery problem [nicobee]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 17, 2007 (6:27 pm)
Replacement means nothing in diagnosis. That's how you get tripped up, assuming that a replaced part is good. You have to test everything in a proper diagnosis. A starter draw test isn't that hard to do if you have the right type of amp gauge (shunt type, NOT little voltmeter!!!).
Autozone could test your battery for a short using a load tester.
Remember, an old battery being completely and utterly drained is a death sentence for that battery.
#9 of 10 Re: 66 Dart 225 Slant Six has a smoking battery problem [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 18, 2007 (8:26 am)
And 2 years known plus who knows how long before is an old battery. As for the starter, the great thing with the slant 6 is being able to pull it in 5 minutes, have Autozone test it, and put it right back in (speaking from experience).
#10 of 10 Re: 66 Dart 225 Slant Six has a smoking battery problem [texases]
Dec 22, 2007 (11:53 am)
I misread the post the first time.
If the terminal smoked, check to make sure that it didn't damage the battery posts.
Also, check all connections. Check to make sure all positive and negative connections are good. That will make sure that part of the system is good.