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I was riding my mustang and I had smoke coming out of my

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Hi ! I was riding...
Hi ! I was riding my mustang and I had white smoke coming out of my passenger side . It smelled like a cable was melting . When I stopped I had white smoke coming out of my right break . Now, my car won't crank .
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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
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Right front brake? If so, check both battery cables for melted insulation and also if the positive battery cable has shorted against the frame.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Maybe I should I said the passenger side ...
Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Passenger is the right side. Was it the front?

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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok, check both battery cables

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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

How were the cables, Find the problem yet?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
There isn't nothing that indicates any melting .
Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Does either battery cable get how or smoke when you turn the key to start? You might want to have someone else turn the key while you look.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Everything electrical is working and after that it won't crank . There isn't any smoke .
Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Sorry, I didn't catch that misspelling. That should have said, "Does either battery cable get hot".

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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
Perhaps now after answering that question you should tell me what year this mustang is and what engine came in it, so I can look up the correct wiring diagram. Also I need to know if this has a manual or auto transmission.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
2000 mustang , automatic , base
Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok, do you hear anything at all from the starter, starter solenoid or starter relay when turning the key to start?

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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

I need the engine size, too. The original.

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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

I am going to assume the 3.8, so here is that wiring diagram.

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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Check those fuses.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The starter doesn't make a sound .
Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Check the fuses, then remove the starter relay and test for voltage in the socket. One spot should be hot all the time and then one more hot with the key on start. If it does do this, then try a new starter relay.

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