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Battery cables were accidently touched in reverse polarity on a 79 El Camino. Lights come on, power windows work, but no instrument lights or power to start vehicle. Battery is 100% charged. What shou

Battery cables were accidently touched in reverse polarity on a 79 El Camino. Lights come on, power windows work, but no instrument lights or power to start vehicle. Battery is 100% charged. What should I check for to get my vehicle started

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Fuseable Links issue

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SOURCE: new carburetor installed on 79 el camino

I am familiar with these, a manual choke carb works off of a bimetal coil in the manifold exhaust crossover on the passenger side of the intake, Make sure it is hooked up, then while the car is cold, on the rockchester carbs, use an 1/8 in drillbit to set choke. You have to loosen the three screws on the choke to set, when the choke flap, the very top one on the carb touches the drillbit, set it there and lock down screws, pump once or twice and it should start and idle, as the bimetal coil heats up it should open the top flap. if you try to accelerate before it is wam it will disconnect from the auto choke. I hope this helps if not please do not rate me at all, if it does help you fix your problem then please give me a fixya,

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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SOURCE: hooked up the battery reversed polarity. Blew the fusible link but replaced it. Now the car will crank but not start.

start checking fuses hopefully its just another blown fuse if your lucky

but if all the fuses are good, you probably fried something like the computer or ignition module and probably the radio

hopefully its something simple and cheep but don't be surprised if you have to shell out some cash to replace the computer

Posted on May 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Instrument panel went dead

Checked Every fuse in the fuse box (no small task).This includes #4 - Power point Instrument Panel, #14 - Day time running lamps (auto lamps doesn't work nor does auto lock), #27 - ignition switch run feed, #35 - Instrument Cluster, #41 - Instrument Cluster, #42 - Delayed Accessory, #45 - Ignition switch run/start feed, #102 - Door locks body security module, #103 - Ignition switch, #110 - Ignition switch, & #116 - Ignition switch. But I also check all other ones as well, they all register OK. AC panel & radio work. Turn signals work. Mileage does not work, trip computer does. So, basically, everything works except auto head-lights, auto locks, and the dash cluster (no MPH, RPM, mileage display, Fuel, Temp, Tran Temp, and Oil Pressure).

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Ford Explorer won't start after battery recharge

A FORD MACHANIC HAS TOLD ME THAT IN FACT THE KEY HAS TO BE RECODED. MY SITUATION IS EXACTLY THE SAME. HE SAID TO RECODE THE KEY I HAD TO TURN THE IGNITION TO THE RUN POSITION, THE SECURITY LIGHT ON THE DASH WILL FLASH RAPIDLY AND CONTINUE TO FLASH FOR 15 MINUTES . WITHIN FIVE MINUTES AFTER THE LIGHT STOPS FLASHING I MUST TURN OFF THE IGNITION FOR ONE SECOND AND TURN IMMEDIATLY BACK TO THE RUN POSITION FOR 15 MORE MINUTES. THE LIGHT WILL GO OFF AGAIN . WITHIN 5 MIN. I MUST TURN OFF THE IGNITION FOR ONE SECOND AND TURN BACK TU RUNNING POSITION. 15 MINUTES LATER REPEAT STEPS AGAIN AND THE KEY WILL BE REPROGRAMMED, AND STSRT THE CAR. GOOD LUCK MY CONTACT IS A FORD MASTER MECHANIC.

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

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I have a 1986 Chevrolet El Camino V6. Brand new battery. Car is completely dead. Was running great and all of a sudden went dead. NO power at all, no lights or horn. I checked battery connections. What...


IF THE BATTERY IS FULLY CHARGED, 12.60 VOLTS & THE CABLES ARE CLEAN & TIGHT, THERE ARE FUSIBLE LINKS AT THE STARTER THAT SUPPLY POWER TO EVERYTHING IN THE VEHICLE. THEY ARE FASTENED ON THE SAME LARGE TERMINAL AS THE MAIN BATTERY CABLE ON THE STARTER. THE FUSIBLE LINKS ARE SPECIAL WIRES DESIGNED TO BURN INTO IF A SHORT CIRCUIT HAPPENS. THE BIG BLACK THING THERE IS NOT A FUSE, IT IS JUST A CONNECTOR. TO FASTEN THE MAIN WIRE TO THE FUSIBLE LINK WIRE. IF YOU PULL ON THE FUSIBLE LINK IT WILL STRETCH LIKE STIFF RUBBER. IF IT STRETCHES IT WILL NEED TO BE REPAIRED OR REPLACED. IF IT DOESN'T STRETCH IT IS PROBABLY OK & IT MAY BE A BAD CABLE.

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Mar 21, 2009 | 1982 Chevrolet El Camino

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New carburetor installed on 79 el camino


I am familiar with these, a manual choke carb works off of a bimetal coil in the manifold exhaust crossover on the passenger side of the intake, Make sure it is hooked up, then while the car is cold, on the rockchester carbs, use an 1/8 in drillbit to set choke. You have to loosen the three screws on the choke to set, when the choke flap, the very top one on the carb touches the drillbit, set it there and lock down screws, pump once or twice and it should start and idle, as the bimetal coil heats up it should open the top flap. if you try to accelerate before it is wam it will disconnect from the auto choke. I hope this helps if not please do not rate me at all, if it does help you fix your problem then please give me a fixya,

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