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This evening the battery positive battery cable post melted down and rendered the battery useless. I took the battery to auto zone and got a new one .They suggested to me that a commom cause of my problem was loose connecor terminals. I n reflection I remembered having to tighten them b4 and had.nt done so lately. After installing new battery the car started ans ran fine-EXCEPT- when I applied brakes----they went all the way to floor and only rear brakes worked. Check wheels for fluid leakage= none, Checked master cylinder=full. Is there s fuse that could have blown when battery malfunctioned??I am at total loss as to what happened.

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  • ritzkit Jul 24, 2009

    have new problem that supercedes this one!!! car running then stopped lights out nothing tryed jumping loose cables and met with sparks polarity correct as i tryed jumping new battery and it sparked put key in turn nothing nada zilch no lights nothing must be a short in system or a fuse really desperate ty

  • ritzkit Jul 24, 2009

    didnt totally solve problem but was veryhelpful



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If the brake pedal goes to the floor with little resistance then the master cylinder is your problem...Is the check engine light or ABS light on in the instrument cluster dispay after you changed the battery to a new one? Did you have someone look outside the front wheel (with the tire off so you can see the caliper) to see if the front brake caliper was gripping the disc while you press the brake pedal? Try this, unplug the positive battery again and then plug it back in after a few hours and see if the situation changes and let me know if it does

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