I left my car in the on position last nite in the morning I had absolutely no power my car has always started even in the cold cold winter and there is no block heater.
I thought the battery was dead so I had my neighbor jump start it for me. It would start but it is not charging and it will only run for about 3 minutes and then it stops. but the battery does not go rattke rattle when I try to start it it is just dead. When my neighbour jumped it the first he had the cables on backwardso it started to smoke can you help
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absolutely. ford didnt change the engine and the body until 1993. as long as it is the same saize you are fine! Just make sure you know what goes where when you unistall and instal the new motor. Congrads on having a pony! :D
And do you have spark at the plug wires when it won't start? You need to check to see if you have spark
at the plug wires. You can buy a simple tester for under $10.00 at the
parts store and it will show you if you are getting spark.
Reversing the jumper cables for that long a time can ruin the alternator, that would cause the no charging problem. The battery itself might be "smoked" considering it was in its weakest state when the wires were crossed, the plates may be damaged. Using a battery charger and a voltmeter charge overnight and see if the voltage is 14 volts and holding after the charger is removed. If not the battery is suspect and needs to be tested (Advance Auto Parts Store). There may possibly be a fusible link blown but doesn't sound like it from your information.
It's 1.48 am here and I'm rather sleepy but the other thing that springs to mind (bearing in mind the electrics on all cars are basically the weakest link) is a power drain. Basically that means there is still a loose connection somewhere on the car and quite possibly an earth. If you lift the hood and check on the inside left and right wings you should see a whole bundle of sheathed and/or unsheathed wires bolted or held by a screw. Check the tightness and ensure this area is clean. The weather could also be another factor, electrics don't like the cold and wet, so always keep a can of WD40 in the car and spray away at the electrics if you have car starting problems. Especially where the spark plug leads connect to the plugs. nite nite