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1998 ford zx2 the battery light turn on inside the dash so i took the positive wire off the battery and everything turn off know the car wont turn on i have no spark and the fuel pump dont turn on ether i think the crank shaft position senser went bad some body help me out here

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That is a very bad way to test an internally regulated system. The alternator needs the battery to balance the load on the system. You probably just fried something by doing this because it would cause a voltage spike. Check the fuses in the under hood fuse box. The CPS could be unplugged and the fuel pump would still kick on when you first turn the key on so that isn't your issue. It is also possible you fired the computer.

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