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No power My 1982 Bronco lost all power on my way home from work. Lights flickered then dead. I have a new Starter, Battery, Alt., Ignition control switch ( I think that's what it is called box on driver side under hood) and distributor. I do have an alarm that might be the problem but not really sure that's the problem. Any ideas will be much welcomed.

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  • tulsarebel77 Apr 22, 2009

    It does nothing won't crank no lights. I waited for like 3 1/2 hrs and it started then tried again and nothing no lights and no crank. Tried this morning and it started up.

  • carhob May 11, 2010

    usually alarm will cut power to ign.and or starting circuit,butnot complete power, but it can be done,seems more of main power cut off,loose or damage main power circuit,does headlights still work when it does this,if not check batt. connections at batt.and going to main power distribution center,if yes,check at ign. switch wiring!

  • carhob May 11, 2010

    does it crank and no start or dead?



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Check the fusible links in the wiring harness by the starter solenoid

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