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#1073949 - 05/20/22 01:03 PM Car won’t crank/start  
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Hi, my man owns an 84 Monte Carlo. The power to the vehicle just went and so it won’t start nor crank. We changed the alternator, the starter, battery and the terminal wires to both the positive and negative. When we connect the battery we get no power. Do you think we wired something wrong or are we missing a ground somewhere? Please help!


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#1073950 - 05/20/22 02:13 PM Re: Car won’t crank/start [Re: Thunder]  
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Check the grounds. Mainly, the negative cable off the battery. Wire brush the grounding location to be sure you've got a clean contact. If that doesn't work, it could be a fusable link. Check all the power fuses under the dash while you're at it. There is also a braided ground strap from back of the driver's head to the firewall, but I feel if the main ground is good, that wouldn't keep it from starting.

#1073951 - 05/20/22 02:20 PM Re: Car won’t crank/start [Re: AeroSS_87]  
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Thank you AeroSS. I will try it and let you know how it turns out.


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#1073954 - 05/20/22 06:45 PM Re: Car won’t crank/start [Re: Thunder]  
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So….. I discovered that when the battery is connected to the car via terminal we got no power. When we take off the negative terminal off the battery, leaving just he positive the battery regains power.

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#1073955 - 05/20/22 06:57 PM Re: Car won’t crank/start [Re: Thunder]  
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You have something shorted/grounding out somewhere. One of the more talented gurus here would be more informative than I am.


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