my fusible links have started to melt and my battery dies, what could be the problem?

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Asked by Jul 05, 2008 at 08:21 PM about the 1988 Toyota Camry LE All Trac

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the alternator was replaced about a year ago but the car drains the batterycould there be some kind of short or circuit overload.

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melting wires=short 9/10 times... You can try to diagnose the problem with a multi-meter. Check current while ignition is off to see what circuit is drawing an abnormal amount of charge. If nothing is drawing charge, I'd have the battery checked, and be worried about what is causing those wires to melt. If you have no experience with electrical, take it somewhere... I wish I could be more helpful but electrical is my personal weakness. Sorry to be such little help

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You have a short you should bring to shop battery will explode Be careful do not turn on car let some one who know Disconnect battery.safley. Then I'll tell you how to ck each cur rut one by one until we find the problem get a wire diagrame of car so we can follow the current after we find it.

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