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Cannot connect the negative battery terminal without spark or starter turning over

My engine still turns over after i pulled the key out. I had to pull the negative battery of the terminal to shut it of. Try to put the negative battery cable back on an theres sparks. replaced the starter, solenoid, an battery cables. 1982 ford f150 4x4 4.9(300)

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  • schott212 May 31, 2009

    hey yeah the igniton cylinder was shot an replaced but i still have the same issue with the engine in the the on positon. Still getting spark when negative terminal touches battery an when held to it engine wants to turn over.

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    replace negative battery terminal

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    Where do I connect the negative battery cable on 1969 Ford Fairlane 390 FE block?

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You will need new igniton cylinder. Sounds like you have a short in the cylinder.

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