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Default Electrical problem, ruining batts, need help!

I have a 2000 explorer and I think I have a bad ground or something, it's been going on for a while now, but its melting and corroding my XS d6500 under the hood. I've ran a new groung from the battery to the frame and from motor to the frame. I'm still having issues and it started to effect my other 3 batts so I took them out.
Does anyone have any thought or any way to run some tests?
I've ripped everything out due to this issue and its driving me nuts


This was takin like 6 months ago. Bought new terminals and its still doing the same thing
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Surprisingly, the batt runs and tests fine too
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I'm not there to trouble shoot it but from my pov it looks like you have a loose connection at that terminal
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how did u have the distribution block on there? looks like u had it resting on the handle? having a bad connection
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^^ x3. the block looks like its not sitting flush with the pad. just sit there and arc the whole time
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Corrosio=resistance resistance=heat which equals what you have there. You say you have one frame ground and one and thats it?
Big 3 is negative terminal to body, negative terminal to alternator casing, negative to frame.
Try that and see what happens. You can measure resistance with a DMM.
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They're from toolmaker, and they do sit flush, but with the heat it was generating and the corrosion it started to melt the casing. I even bought new ones and still having the same issue
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From this picture it looks like they were sitting in different directions.
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The grounds I have
Batt to chassis
Batt to frame
Batt to alt mounting bolt
Frame to batt
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From this picture it looks like they were sitting in different directions.
Nope same direction
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