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I installed the battery backwards and the van will not turn over

I installed an aftermarket battery and the poles were opposite the original battery and I hooked the positive to the necative and negative to positive. I checked all of the fuses and replaced the bad ones and it still will not turn over at all. Could it be the starter relay switch?

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Yes it could, but then your alternator might be damaged too. hope not. good luck!

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