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I put the battery into my 91 mercury capri backwards and i try to start it, smoke came out of the dash behind the radio. Now it won't turn over or start at all. The lights, fasher and some other components work, back but I don't think I'm getting any power to or from the ignition. What could be wrong.

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Reversing the battery connections may result in damage to the one way rectifiers in the alternator. In other words you probably fried your alternator

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Where is heater blend door on a 91 Mercury Capri can t get to it? So can you show me?

Its behind the dash. A haynes manual from partstore xplains. Or chiltonbooks at the library. Since its not an easy job..hav the blowermotor, evap and heatr core inspectd..old car

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The order is
\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ / METER / HAZARD
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If the fuse is good, it could be the fan relay is bad. It's in the engine compartment, behind the left headlight assembly, the connector to it has 4 wires, yellow, yellow & green stripe, black, green with red stripe.

Or a bad fan...not usually...good luck...

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How do you put the convertible top down in 1994 model capri

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I own a 91 Mercury ( ford) Capri convertible. I went to start it and it turned for a second then died. All power to the car died instantly. There is no lights no radio no lighter no instrument light no...

Has to be a cable connection issue of some sort. Check the other end of the battery cables, either the ground connection to the chassis, or power connection to the under hood fuse box. Could be that one of the battery cables has broken inside the insulation yet the connector looks good. Try using a cheap ohm-meter to see if there is a break in either cable ...keep looking!

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On my 91 capri non turbo, the alternator is sqealing

Could be the belt or tensioner(if so equipped) was too tight and then it may have warped the pulley or ruined the alternator. The belt smoking could definately be overtensioned or the bearings are shot in the alternator and creating the friction in your belt. Check the tension specs for most vehicles is usually between 1-1/2 to 2 inches of play. Thats how far your belt can be moved up and down by hand after tensioned. Too tight and you risk burning up bearings in other places or too loose and you hear squeeking and the vehicle may not charge properly or even overheat from water pump not turning well enough.

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1991 Mercury Capri does not have power to fuel pump

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Nov 21, 2008 | 1991 Mercury Capri

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