- Aug 8, 2019
OK thanks for that info.
Corrosion is a GALVANIC reaction between 2 different metals in the presence of an electrolyte, usually waterYour reasoning is a possibility.
I have seen moisture migrate in a wire before.
But if it did wouldn't you see the positive cable from the battery bad also ?
The positive cable goes straight to one lug on the solenoid where the fuse wire gets it's current from.
How did the corrosion migrate ?
Just plain old corrosion, nothing melted. The connection was intermittent, and in addition the starter was bad. Makes it tough when a couple things wear out at once.Sorry to see as a "The Maintenance Guy" you didn't (from what I'm reading) first off didn't have a wiring diagram.
From there you could have followed the current path from battery to all components.
You did the "what if" repair.
Like too many people just keep spending money on parts not needed.
Glad you finally found your problem.
But the question is ? How did that fuse holder melt ?