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There was a spark from the positive cable when I hooked it back up can not jump the truck not getting anything did I cross some wires somewhere?

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Ford uses fuseable links, look around battery and starter selanoid, could have burnt one when it sparked, if you find one just pull on it if its burnt it will pull apart. Just food for thought, any time your hooking up battery cables, its best to hook the positive cable first and negative last, that way if there is a spark it will be on the neg. side where it can't run thru the system and cause harm, with all the sensors and the computers, that little spark will cause a lot of problems.

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