I have a 84 v6 bird that at times seems to wanna start hard, but usually starts. It seems like either a connection issue or starter issue, although the battery is fairly new, as is the starter. Today i started it and ran around town then stopped off at my shop. Five minutes later i went to start the car, and it seemed like the battery was about dead. I continued to crank on it, and soon i saw smoke coming out from the hood on the drivers side up by the headlight area. Is the battery connection spliced in at the factory somewhere on that side? I used my jumper box, and it started but the service engine soon light is now on and went on and off a few times. Last time i turned it off, and restarted it, it was fine and the light was out. Any idea's what's going on. I could still smell the smoke smell ont he drivers side up by the windsheild, but all gauges and lights appear to be working correctly.