Battery on car dies if I let it sit connected for a day, algo negative battery terminal gets awful hot when cranking the car, is it a loose connection?

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Asked by Mar 23, 2014 at 02:40 PM

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1970 cutlass supreme

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Hot cable means either high amperage draw for the starter or a corroded connection and or just a bad cable. Battery dies could be either a bad battery, shorted cell, battery draw with ignition off, ie bad alternator diode, stuck regulator. Run a draw test to find out.

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