Question about Cars & Trucks
Well the FSM states in all cars, pull the neg battery terminal first/
as does every car book every published.
good thing the battery didnt explode like most and give you an acid bath. hope other read this and learn. RTM, then fix cars.
not reading , makes or bad days.
you blew out that huge fuse in the engine bay.
they are called fuse links ,some plug in, other are short wires chucks that are not wires but really fuse wire.
the fsm covers this
as does alldata dot com, all day, every day.
and the warning is on every electrical page in the book,
you are a danger to your car and your self.
read a book then work on car. or bad happens.
can get worse too......
one guy blew out his $3000 ECU. (the rebuilt was $1000)
same jumper cables in wrong hands..
Posted on Oct 10, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have the battery tested, perhaps the alternator also. I had the same problem on my 2005 Taurus ( also a Ford / Mercury product ). I replaced the alternator easy enough, and a full charge on the battery solved the problem. The vehicles are designed to shut down unnecessary or non-vital accessories first, as to prevent a major shutdown on the road. So your lights and signals will still work, but the rest of the electrical will power down to conserve the battery.
You can get the battery tested at most service stations or you can buy a tester at any auto parts store. Some of them will test it for free.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
sounds like your underhood fuseblock has gone bad..check for corrosion on underside and in connectors..have seen lots of problems with these
Posted on May 21, 2009
SOURCE: 1997 chevy blazer no power
Your starter is under the car at the rear of the engine, usually on the passenger side. The large wire from the positive side of the battery should lead you to it.
Posted on Aug 06, 2009
Even though the relay is activated,I assumed you checked the out put?Also,You checked the voltage at the light sockets?With a meter,or test light ,check the fuse for the cluster lps,adjust them to dim,and to bright,the meter should act accordingly on the fuse.If it does not,replace the dimmer control,or head light switch,witch ever controls them.This may allow continuity to the tail lights as well.If the fuse is dead for the cluster lights,replacing the dimmer control,or head light switch will solve the problem,or,from another fuse ,supply voltage to the cluster lp fuse,one that is only hot with the key on,cause if you do this the dash lights will come on,every time you run the vehicle,day,or night.
Posted on Dec 20, 2009
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