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Fusible link keeps blowing

(1990 Acura Integra)
in White Bird, ID on April 18, 2015
drove it home. it needed a new battery so i got a new battery. put it in now every time i hook up the negative terminal, it blows the fusible link. i have even tried a larger fusible up to 80. blows it out to. it calls for a 50.
i did a test with a jumper, meter came up to 12 volts. but still won't start. hooked the negative cable & it blows out again. battery tester between ground & battery cable is 10 volts.
could there be a short? and where could it possibly be?
thanks for any help
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on April 18, 2015
are you hooking the battery up backwards?
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on April 18, 2015
it is not backwards. don't know if it was before. it is a dead short hooking up the battery now. i will take the other bars off.. it has 3 fusible links. i will stop the power from fusible links going away.
thanks
on April 18, 2015
check the cables coming off battery,for frayed wires shorting to ground.also check the starter wires for short to ground.
on April 18, 2015
ok i'll try that..
thank you
on April 18, 2015
when disconnecting a battery,you should remove neg. first,and pos.last.when reconnecting it,pos. first,and neg. last.
on April 22, 2015
he always hook it up that way. he found out it was the alternator was dead. replaced it & it starts great
thanks for all the help
Towing Guy
on April 22, 2015
glad i'ts fixed.it was shorted somewhere,because the fusible links blew.keep an eye on it.battery voltage should be 12.6 volts with car off.then with car running the battery voltage should be 13.5-14.5 volts,that means the alternator is working.DO NOT ever put a higher amp fuse or fuse link in any car,higher than what it's rated for.if you do it will not do its job and blow,if a problem.you will burn up things doing that.then you will have a very bad day!!
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