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1999 Ford Escort, no power

My battery light was on, and had the alternator tested. The auto part store said it was bad. I tried to get it to a shop, but the the light faded, and I lost power to the dash. The horn, odomoter, tripometer, all stopped working. I made it to a praking lot, and left the car for a day. I returned and unlock the car with my remote. I replaced the alternator, and reconnected the battery. When I reattached the negative terminal, there was a sizzling on the negative node of the battery. I removed the cable, and reattached it. I tried to jump it, but was getting no power to anything. I replaced the battery, and I was still not getting any power to the car. Any suggestions on what to try now?

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Sounds like a bad earth trace they negative connection of the battery and make sure all is good

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