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My 1984 has no power. I have changed the battery and the alternator and it still will not start or say anything.

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  • deaundrawill Sep 16, 2010

    Okay I will tell my husband. He has replaced almost everything and the car has absolute no power. Can it be anything else.

  • deaundrawill Sep 17, 2010

    Thanks for your advice. If this do not work could it be anything else?

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YOU MAY HAVE A DEFECTIVE IGNTI0ON STARTER SWITCH, THEY COME APART AND YOU LOOSE POWER TO THE WHOLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, THIS SWITCH IS OPERATED BY A LONG LINKAGE ROD FROM THE IGNITION KEY CYLINDER, IT IS LOCATED ON THE TOP OF THE COLUMN TUBE NEAR THE FLOOR, IN ORDER TO REPLACE IT U MUST REMOVE THE UNDER DASH TRIM COVER, THE REMOVE THE 2 NUTS ON THE STUDS THAT HOLD THE COLUMN UP, DROP THE COLUMN DOWN AND THEN U WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE SWITCH WHICH IS HELD IN PLACE BY TWO NUTS, CAREFULLY UNPLUG IT AND INSTALL THE NEW SWITCH. BELOW IS PART NUMBER PRIVE AND PICTURE OF THE SWITCH

STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS Part # US98 $12.00


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    yadayada Sep 16, 2010

    There was a factory recall on many of these switches, call the local Ford or lincoln dealer and check it out, all u need is the VIN of the car, do u see the metal lower half and the metal tabs that hold the upper white plastic section? the tabs work loose and the switch cuts off all or most of the cars power, did 100's of them.

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    yadayada Sep 17, 2010

    what is the question

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    yadayada Sep 17, 2010

    Of course other things can cause this, but this is the most common cause, the rest take wiring diagrams and special troubleshooting skills to find and would require a trip to the dealer. If I have been helpful please rate me as so for fixya, that is how i get my 2 bits for assisting u. thanks!

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SOURCE: not charge will start with jump immediately. New alt and battery

I would suggest replacing the battery terminal ends with new ones. Cost about $5.00 a pair and make sure you tighten the terminal ends down tight.

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