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SLICKS1
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Nov 9, 2007, 8:58 PM

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i hooked my battrey charger up backwards now i cant get it to start what should i try to do or check i really need this help


Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 9, 2007, 9:43 PM

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Was the battery completely discharged when you did this and what type of car?

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SLICKS1
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Nov 10, 2007, 12:31 PM

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the battery had just not enough fire to start it .its a 87 mercury cougar
they cables were only on for a minute i checked all inside fuses none were bad????Frown


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Nov 10, 2007, 1:01 PM

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Not sure what the weak link would be. If you didn't try to start the car with polarity reversed I wouldn't think much would go wrong but look for wires that have been overheated. If you did try to start while reversed it might have baked the module on side of distrubutor and I'm sorry I don't know how to test the thing. If you have the battery up to full charge now and it cranks well with no spark I do think that would be the weak link. Sorry - that's just a guess,

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DrElectrics
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Nov 11, 2007, 9:11 PM

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Reverse polarity is a car killer. You may be lucky and only popped your main fuse (black 100 amp female fusible link fuse) check that. Will be in your cars instruction book. If thats ok, then you have a serious problem.




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