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Using a screwdriver I crossed the two posts on the solenoid of the starter. the battery fried, no lights,horn,or anything..What is causing this? the engine is a 2.5L.. 5-speed,1989,S-15.

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  • rich abraham Mar 27, 2011

    I changed the positive battery cable like you said,I guess that 21 yr, old cable was worn out.Got a new battery and starter. Everything works fine now. Thank you a bunch,you will hear from me again. Keith.

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The starter is shorted - you will have to replace it and the battery. Next check the wires between the starter and the battery and the battery and the body of the car - they might have been damaged by the overheating caused by the huge current passing thru them. Then check the ignition key contacts, when you shorted the plots a part of the current might have went thru it and damaged it - in that case you will have to replace it also.

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