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Old 09-27-2005, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
tomred
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1999 ford escort

Would not start even with a jump, someone said un-hook one battery
terminal then hook it back up, I did and it started. repair man said i
had a bad wireing harness, because i had put lead battery terminals on
battery and it was pulling too many amps, but i have had these
terminals on for some time everything looks ok. help

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Old 09-28-2005, 00:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1999 ford escort

sounds like something reset when you took away the power

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Old 09-28-2005, 04:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 1999 ford escort


"tomred" wrote

> Would not start even with a jump, someone said un-hook one battery
> terminal then hook it back up, I did and it started.


A bit of corrosion between the battery post and the cable clamp.
You un-hooked it, scraping some of crap off in the process, then
re-hooked it, making at least a half-decent connection. Take it
apart again, clean both mating surfaces until they're shiny, and
put it back together.

> repair man said i had a bad wireing harness, because i had put
> lead battery terminals on battery and it was pulling too many amps


The repair man is an idiot. (just my opinion)

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