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witch cable is the hot one going to bttery
1999 Ford Escort

Witch cable is the hot one going to bttery

(1999 Ford Escort)
I put in new battrie but not getting any power
in Smithfield, NC on October 20, 2017
What seems to make the problem better or worse? not getting power to stsrter
How long have you had this problem? 1 day
Tags: ford, escort
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on October 21, 2017
Hello,
You will notice that one cable should be red, one black.
The red is meant for positive + and the black is meant for negative - .

If these have been installed backwards, the vehicle is likely in need of repair, as this will destroy a multitude of electronic components in the vehicle. It is called reverse polarity, and it is difficult to repair.

The other thing, you might just have corrosion on the battery terminals, or the battery cables may have corrosion inside the sheathing.

Testing may be required.
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on October 21, 2017
Hello,
You will notice that one cable should be red, one black.
The red is meant for positive + and the black is meant for negative - .

If these have been installed backwards, the vehicle is likely in need of repair, as this will destroy a multitude of electronic components in the vehicle. It is called reverse polarity, and it is difficult to repair.

The other thing, you might just have corrosion on the battery terminals, or the battery cables may have corrosion inside the sheathing.

Testing may be required.
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