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I've shorted the battery positive terminal to the EMS casing. (via a battery charger croc clip). Engine cranks and will not start.

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SOURCE: While jumpstarting my 99 Montana (Pontiac), Shorted the battery

THERE Is not a main fuse there is a few maxi fuses in the fuse box underhood. Possibly fried the whole electrical system. like the computer,starter could be damaged

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SOURCE: 1997 ford taurus will not start

voltage is not really the issue here, the amperage is the thing that make things go.
you battery may have 1 or 2A, but hte bettery still reads 12v.
are you getting any gas to the engine.?
try a new battery, and give it a short bust, not a long cranks. and give enough gas in between the bust.

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SOURCE: truck won't stop cranking

I traded for a 1983 Chevy S10 and it had the 350 swap done. Upon rewiring the wiring for the starter, they left "bare wires exposed"! While working on the engine (typical cleaning....fixing), the engine started to turn over and after only a few seconds, I headed toward the drivers door to turn the key off.........BUT I STOPPED! THE KEY WASN'T ON and I turned immediately back towards the motor and I noticed the wire going to the solenoid was being touched by a bare spot of a hot wire..........causing the engine to turn over. All I did was seperate the wires (NOW FIXED RIGHT) and it stopped. So check wiring also for bare and exposed wiring that may be touching!

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SOURCE: will not start, battery voltage good, terminals

Check your battery cables. You might have a fuseable link in one of the cables.

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SOURCE: Engine will not start, start cranks slow and then stops.

If the car cranks then the starter is good. There could be something wrong with a sensor. Or possibly even a fuel issue like the fuel pump. Someone with the appropriate diagnostic tools would need to look at it.

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How do I get my battery to recharge?

two things.

you can remove your battery and have it charge somewhere else if you dont have a home charger or if you have a home charger, you can just hook up the red cable to the positive terminal of the battery and the black cable to the negative terminal.

if you have a jumper cable, these cables have a pair of black and red alligator clips, use them to connect another car's battery in parallel to yours.

use a pair in your battery, put the red one in your positive terminal and put the black one in the negative terminal. be careful that the other pair on the other end dose not touch with each other. somebody should be holding them apart.

then o the other end where there is a good battery, start the car , now put the black clip to the negative terminal of the battery and then put the red clip to the positive terminal.
there should be a spark as you put the last red clip so be careful.

let it be for about 15-20 mins. you can rev up the running cars from time to time.

then after 2- min, you can start your car.

you will only fry your computer if there is a wrong lead on a wrong terminal so be very careful in choosing which terminal is positive and which is negative.

the positive terminal is marked with a plus sign "+ "
the negative terminal is marked with a minus sign " - "

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