Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Russellville, AR
It could be that you aren't getting the connection clean enough when you install the new/used cable. Try taking a wire brush to the surfaces before bolting it down. Current flow through a high resistance connection produces heat, that might be what is "frying" your cable. Too much current through a wire that is too small may also be the cause of heat. The cable you are pulling is from a 94/95 and not an 87-93? I think the older cars use a smaller cable as their alternators had a lower power rating. Hope this gives you some ideas...
'00 V6 conversion - Dart SHP 363, RPM XTs, RPM 2, 1-3/4 LTs, TFS 2 cam, 87mm Pro-M, Fox 80mm TB.
'10 Taurus SHO - defies physics routinely