Question about 1995 Ford Escort

1 Answer

I changed the battery and negative treminal for my 1995 ford escort and as soon as I hooked up the battery it blew the 100 amp main fuse under the hood. I replaced the 100 amp fuse and hooked the battery up again and sparks flew from the negative terminal and fried the 100 amp fuse again. What am I doing wrong?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 250 Answers

At a guess, I'd say that you have got the new battery in back to front. This means that you are hooking the earth wires to the Positive side of the battery.

Posted on Mar 24, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2002 ford escort zx2 new alternator-new battery car dies when driving.


Under the hood is a fuse panel. On the left side of the panel there is a door that lifts up. Under that is a 175 amp fuse. You can check it with an ohm meter or just replace it.

Jan 25, 2015 | 2002 Ford Escort

1 Answer

I hooked up the jumper cabels wrong


First charge your battery than test it .or replace the battery with a tested good battery once your sure you have a good battery check your Main Large Fuse under hood. If fuse is good check cables first positive than negative if all is good test starter solonid .If this was helpful please leave good feedback

Mar 05, 2013 | 1999 Ford Escort

1 Answer

Hooked up spare battery to the wrong terminals now have no power at all lights still work but no dash lights? what could it be is there a fuse that might have blown or something worse?


Under the hood is a fuse box. In this box is going to be a large fuse (between 60 and 100 amps usually) and it may be labeled 'main', 'alt', or 'batt'. This is the fuse that runs from the battery to the main power of the vehicle. When you hook a battery up like that it blows this main fuse. You'll need to replace that and any other fuses it blew out.

May 04, 2011 | 1994 Mazda MPV

1 Answer

1995 ford escort and the room fuse is pulling .8 amps key off


The battery has a bad cell in it or you have a short in teh main power line somewhere that is grounding.

Jul 17, 2010 | 1995 Ford Escort

1 Answer

I was changing oil on my 99 escort zx2 and my wrench touched the back of the alternator and blew the main 100 amp fuse. I replaced it and now the temp guage, and fuel guage do not work and the wipers will...


Have you checked the rest of the fuses? Both under the hood and under the dash. It sounds like you may have also blown the wiper switch. The 'gauge' fuse is suspect, make sure you check it as well. FYI, the oil filter in these cars are hand tighten only.

May 19, 2010 | 1999 Ford Escort

1 Answer

1995 Fore Escort, how do I replace the negative battery cable?


Disconnect battery cable & then the bolt or nut that connects other end to engine ground. You may have to disconnect & replace later a couple of other hold down ties to cable. Good luck!

Dec 31, 2009 | 1995 Ford Escort

1 Answer

96 xr6 battery reversed ,now will not start.. after being jumped started the wrong way round by towing co..Blew 100amp main fuse..Fitted with SMARTLOCK which fashes when trying too start.


jump the car started then disconect the negative from the battery if the car dies then your alternator is no good.but if it dos't then your battery is not holding charge and how old is your battery or check the fuse under the hood see if the fuse for the alternator is good. if you do not know wich one it is just get a tester
and test all the battery by hooking you tester to the negative port and check the fuses. let me know if this helped you thank you www. loseparts.com

Jul 13, 2009 | 1983 Ford Fairmont

2 Answers

100 Amp fuse keeps blowing


Fuse MAIN - protects the following circuits:
Power Distribution 58880347

Jan 01, 2009 | 1994 Ford Escort

Not finding what you are looking for?
1995 Ford Escort Logo

680 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75807 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22133 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5495 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...