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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-23-2005, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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electrical starting problem

96 ford bronco. heres what happened. my friends battery died. he removed the battery at some point then needed to move the truck. with no battery in the truck, he hooked jumper cables to the battery wires and started the truck off his other car. started fine. when he removed the jumper cables the truck continued to run fine until the positive battery cable grounded out against the body. the truck died. now the truck will not start by key. you can turn the ignition to the run postion and then jump the solenoid to start it but will not start by turning the key. everything works normal and cannot find any fuses bad. any help would be great. thanks
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-23-2005, 07:38 PM
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Re: electrical starting problem

As long as your checking the soleniod right then I would get a hanyes or chiltons book and check to see if there is an electronic ignition module I have herd they will cause this problem. Also check the book to see if there is a inline fuse coming from the ignition switch. I had this problem with my dakota but it ran to the computer so the truck would not run at all. I worked on it and changed anything and everything I could think of that would cause the problem when all it was was a inline fuse that needed to be changed and never had a nother problem (with that at least).
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Re: electrical starting problem

There very well could be a blown fussible link between the solenoid and the battery. I would check there. Shorting the positive lead probably blew a fuse or a fused link.
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Re: electrical starting problem

i was thinking fusable link too. there is what i think is a fusable link wired to the solenoid.i will have to look at that. how do you test a fusable link? continuity? thanks for the replies.>
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Re: electrical starting problem

Yes just probe the wire on both ends of the fussible link just pierce the insulation with your meter probes. If you have no continuity try jumping the link and see if it fixes it. These are very cheap and avalable at most autoparts stores if you know what amperage links you need.
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