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1993 Explorer just relaced the positive battery cable and it attempts to start while starter wire is touching actually had to cut that wire so it would stop trying to turn over and this was happening with no key in the ignition.Now there is no power to the truck at all checked the battery it is fine so why no power?

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You attached the other end of the battery cable that goes to the starter solenoid to the other side of the solenoid it seems. Look at where your cables go on the solenoid, it usually tells you on it

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