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1989 Ford F150 5.0 Auto 2wd. Was Driving in the city and all of a sudden the truck started stumbling lost all power and turned off. Got her towed home noticed the ground to battery was cracked replaced battery connector and truck turned on for a while then battery lite came on, truck turned off. Had the alternator and battery tested ok. replaced the starter solenoid (Bortherinlaw!!!) he installed the pos on the oppisite side of the other one and the ground and other wires on the opposite side of the original. does that effect it??? no power in the cabin at all now, No Cranking or clicking from the solenoid or the starter either. checked all the fuses no were blown or damaged. HELP!!!!!!!!!!

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If the positive cable is on the wrong side, yes no power. The positive must be on the up side of the solenoid along with the other wires (except your start wire which goes on the small post). The cable going to the starter hooks on the down side. The ground goes to a ground (usually to the motor).

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