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Can't find positive wiring harness from battery to starter

New starter, but will not crank. maybe the wiring harness is damages the positive or negative. plus ford discontinue the harness

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

To my knowledge, you assumption is correct on most designs. That wire should go to the ignition switch and will be hot when key is in START. However, same wire often would be connected first to a relay that is interlocked with some conditions/status other then key to START. They would be:

  • automatic transmission should be in neutral/park with light indicated;
  • alarm/security/immobilizer is inactive/OFF.
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look for a fusible link out. You need to check for output on the alternator that you installed. make sure the batteries are fully charged before that, otherwise its not going to read right. start from the source. also, you can disconnect the batteries from the sys and do a continuity check on the wires in the loom, so you can see if current has a path, or if you have an open circuit. hope this helps

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Hey bud,
Did you check the distributor...?
Or the gas pump, it's on the engine not in the tank.
Oh yea check the small filter on the gas line going into the carb....

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I am about to have the same problem with my 2002 ZX2. My shop called the Ford dealer and they can replace it for $450.00...
seems like an awful lot for a battery cable.
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check alternator, could ther be a short some where?

Posted on Feb 24, 2010

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