3.6 liter V-8 engine. Won't start, new battery, new solenoid, new
alternator. Don't even get a click when turning the key. Head lights,
dome light etc. won't come on. Noticed that the digital clock on dash
works when door is closed but goes off when I open the door. An
electrical problem I'm supposing but would like more info so I don't go
into the local mechanic as an easy mark. Any information would be
greatly appreciate. Thank you in advance.
oh I thought of something that could help, my wife crashed her 90 taurus
once, the firemen cut her ground cable. I put the car back together and had
the same symptoms and after staring at it for a while I found there was an
extra wire that came off the ground, I brown one I believe. It went to the
fender or something, hooked that back up and it ran like a champ.
YOu either got power or you don't. get a volt meter and turn the lights on.
Start at the battery and see where the power stops.
I assume you had CLEAN battery cables and your battery is charged.
MY bet is a bad ground at the starter where the master ground wire
goes to the engine block. If the lights won't come on, its just a matter
of following where the power stops. Just turn the headlight switch on
and trace where the 12 volts stops.
Act like an asshole and people will treat you as such. Take your car to the
shop and then tell 'em you already have a good idea what's wrong and what it
should cost to repair it. Then give 'em a good earful about how crooked you
think they are. Also mention the fact that you will not be an easy mark.
And don't forget to give them a list of problems you know it "isn't" because
of the new parts you've already thrown at it.
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