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I'm trying to replace a battery cable on a 97 Town Car. How di I get access to the mount bracket screw on the back side of teh engine block ? I cannot get access from above or from underneath.

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  • dshaffer1001 May 26, 2011

    Thanks. I'll probably cut away as much of the old cable as I can, and try to slide a new cable through the gap. I'll just have to find places to tie it to.

  • dshaffer1001 May 28, 2011

    Well, I got the cable routed and the new battery connected. Now the starter will not turn over. Lights, radio, etc, all work so I know the battery is good. Did I pop a fuse or burn something out ?

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Without lifting the engine out you can't reach this bolt, my suggestion is cut the cable and ground it to another spot or splice and solder the new cable to the old then shrink wrap the connection.

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    yadayada May 26, 2011

    You can buy copper splicing collars to effect this repair from any hardware store in varied wire gauge sizes

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    yadayada May 26, 2011

    I have done this job more than once where the connector is not accessible and used an alternative method to effect a repair.

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    yadayada May 26, 2011

    Yes that is how you will need to do it, otherwise you must lift the engine off the mounts.

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    yadayada May 28, 2011

    Check all the connections again, but really i would have no way to tell from here. Finding this would absolutely be a hands on endeavor. Good Luck

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  • 2

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    3


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