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Replaced the battery but when I go to start the fuses blow

I put a new battery in my 1991 Ford Probe but the main fuse blows when I try to start it. I wasn't the one who took the battery out so am wondering if I may have the cables hooked up wrong. Which cable goes to which post? They both go into a loom so I can't tell where they are connected after leaving the battery.

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You carnt get them to fit the terminals properly one terminal on your battery is bigger than the other,if it is blowing the fuse when you crank it over it might be a starter problem

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