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If the negative cable head is not properly mounted to the primary & secondary neg. cable wires would i loose power to everything as if there was no battery at all?

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The negative wires are the main source or everything returning to the negative terminal of the battery. If they are . broken or dirty then there is no track back to the negative pole of the battery and so you will loose everything.

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its probally a battery temp sensor

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SOURCE: 1999 Ford Ranger - Has a BATTERY LIGHT on at idle,

There is a diode in most older alternators that when working properly put out the light u speak of. The guage has some age so - take ur truck to advance auto - auto zone or one of them - have them check the battery - if u had to get a jump and had a problem it might be time for a new battery. You don't say how old the battery or alternator is so have them looked at.
If the problem leaves you stranded again then you will know it soon enough. To avoid being stranded - buy a GOOD or BETTER jump box - in the winter u need this - -also you can for a short time - remove your battery and CAREFULLY hook your cables to your jump box - wrapping the POSITIVE cable in some kind of old rag [t shirt is good] put a little tape around it or otherwise secure it so it doesn't hit metal while your using it as a battery and this will get you home or to a shop.

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

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I need head bolt torque specs for a 2000 cadillac deville dts..


DeVille, Eldorado, Seville 1999-2005

Cylinder Head

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Removal & Installation

Left Side

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Exhaust manifold Alternator Water crossover Intake manifold Valve cover Timing cover Secondary camshaft drive chain Power steering return hose retaining bolt from the cylinder head 3 M6 external drive bolts from the front portion of the cylinder head 10 M11 internal drive cylinder head bolts Cylinder head and gasket.
  5. Clean the head mating surfaces.

To install:

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Fig. Left cylinder head bolt torque sequence-4.6L engine

  1. Install the cylinder head with a new gasket. Lubricate the bolts with engine oil prior to installation.
  2. Torque the M11 bolts in sequence as follows:
    1. Step 1: 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm), plus an additional 70 degrees
    2. Step 2: Turn an additional 60 degrees
    3. Step 3: Turn an additional 60 degrees (total 190 degrees)

  3. Torque the M6 bolts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
  4. Install or connect the following:

    Power steering return hose retaining bolt to the cylinder head and tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) Secondary camshaft drive chain Timing cover Valve cover Intake manifold Water crossover Exhaust manifold Negative battery cable
  5. Change the oil and filter.
  6. Fill the cooling system.

Right Side
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Exhaust manifold Water crossover Intake manifold Valve cover Timing cover Secondary camshaft drive chain Electrical connector from the Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor Nut attaching the coil cassette ground wire to the cylinder head Bolt attaching the exhaust crossover pipe to the cylinder head Bolt attaching the right transaxle mount bracket to the cylinder head Bolt attaching the rear transaxle brace to the transaxle Nuts attaching the rear transaxle brace to the cylinder head Rear transaxle brace 3 M6 external drive bolts from the front portion of the cylinder head 10 M11 internal drive cylinder head bolts Cylinder head and gasket
  5. Clean the head mating surfaces.

To install:

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Fig. Right cylinder head bolt torque sequence- 4.6L engine

  1. Install the cylinder head with a new gasket. Lubricate the bolts with engine oil prior to installation.
  2. Torque the M11 bolts in sequence as follows:
    1. Step 1: 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm), plus an additional 70 degrees.
    2. Step 2: Turn an additional 60 degrees.
    3. Step 3: Turn an additional 60 degrees (total 190 degrees).

  3. Torque the M6 bolts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  4. Install or connect the following:

    Rear transaxle brace over the studs located at the rear of the right cylinder head Nuts attaching the rear transaxle brace to the cylinder head, loosely Bolts attaching the rear transaxle braces to the transaxle and tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) Nuts attaching the rear transaxle brace to the cylinder head and tighten 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) Electrical connector to the ECT sensor Bolt attaching the exhaust crossover pipe to the cylinder head and tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) Nut attaching the coil cassette ground wire to the cylinder head and tighten to 13 ft. lbs. (17 Nm) Secondary camshaft drive chain Timing cover Valve cover Intake manifold Water crossover Exhaust manifold Negative battery cable
  5. Change the oil and filter.
  6. Fill the cooling system.

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Remove starter 2001 Lincoln Town Car


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Removal & Installation

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable and properly isolate to prevent accidental reconnection Red solenoid safety cap Wires from solenoid 2 upper bolts 1 lower bolt and starter

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    Fig. Starter motor mounting


To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:

    Starter and lower mounting bolt 2 upper mounting bolts. Tighten all 3 bolts to 15-20 ft. lbs. (20-27 Nm). Wires from solenoid and tighten the nut to 40-50 inch lbs. Red solenoid safety cap Negative battery cable

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Car just went dead, no dash lights, no nothing put in new battery still nothing.


You might have a broken, or about to break, motor mount. Most cars, vans, trucks, semi's, have a ground strap. That strap, goes from the lower back of the motor to the furewall, transferring the engine ground to the body. Does your Escort have "original" battery clamps, or replacements??? I hjave seen cables, that when they corrode just a feww inches from the terminal, LOOSE continuity (strenth/power) of the wire. Use a "jumper cable" from the battery to where the ground attaches: AFTYER connecting the positive & LEAVE the negative off. Makes the "jumper" the wire, THEN, see if you have head lights, or power. If so replace the cable, test the positive cable the same way, USING MUCH MORE CAUTION

Sep 13, 2011 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

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Checked fuses and jumped power to fuse block and still nothing works


Check your ground wire. Negative batt. connection on tight? Negative cable GROUND solid without corrosion? (Where its bolted to the body.)
Any secondary negative connections from main neg wire. Clean dry no rust ! If its loose or rusty, remove the conection, clean it up with a stiff wire brush, bolt it back down firmly. If its corroded you may need new fittings from an auto parts store. Spray liberally with WD 40 after fixing.

You did check the battery first right? Its not dead flat?
Hope this helps.

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How do you replace ingnition coil and wires on 89 crown victoria


There are two possible answers. One with a distributor and one with the electronic distributorless ignition system. I'll put both here, starting with the distributor style first.

1) remove the negative cable from battery
2) remove the wires from the primary terminals on the coil (if there is only one, then remove that one)
3) unplug the secondary coil lead
4) remove the bolts and mounting bracket.
Do the same in reverse order to install new part
DISTIBUTORLESS SYSTEM
1) disconnect negative cable from battery
2) remove coil wires from each coil pack (Do NOT just grab and pull the wires off, use the locking tabs, push them in, twist and pull the wires off)
3) remove the bolts and bracket

When you replace the system or spark plug wires, using dielectric grease is a good idea.

On distributorless models, make sure you have the wires connected to the proper coil using the firing order as a reference. Firing order 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8

Tip: Mark and label the wires so you do not mix them up

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I am loosing all power when driving. Everything goes off, lights and all. Any ideas? 1997 Saturn SL1


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I have no spark in cylinders 2,4,6 on my 2002 Ford escape and three codes 354,355,356 Which means the same . After checkin those Three coils I found out , there is no negative Any advise?


P0354 - Ignition Coil D Primary/Secondary Circuit Malfunction.

Description of DTC:
The ignition signal from the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) or Electronic Control Module(ECM) is sent to and amplified by the power transistor. The power transistor turns ON and OFF the ignition coil primary circuit. This ON/OFF operation induces the proper high voltage in the coil secondary circuit.

Symptoms:
- Lack/Loss of Power
- The engine may be harder to start
- Engine hesitation
- Check Engine Light On
- No spark

Possible Causes:
- Open or short in the ignition coil circuit
- Ignition coil circuit shorted to ground
- Ignition coil connector
- Damaged ignition coil
- Damaged PCM or ECM

Possible Solutions:
- If damage, repair ignition coil circuit
- Replace ignition coil
- Replace PCM or ECM



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