Would a 1998 Ford Escort ZX2 car run if the 100AMP Main Fuse was blown? My son and I took his car into a national store for a simple battery change. When we returned we were told something else was wrong with the car. A friend of mine came out and found the Main 100 AMP fuse was blown and let the guys know something catatrophic happened while in their care. The store's insurance refuses to pay the costs to replace zapped alternator, starter and radio..claiming that the car may have been damaged before I drove it in as I did not turn off and restart the car prior to driving in the repair bay?? I have friends that claim that if the 100AMP fuse was blown prior to stopping my car, it would have shut down immediately and their claim would of no point. If this is the case, how can I best get a statement from an expert as I now have to face this large company in small claims court. Any help is appreciated! Kim
Thank you for your help Vladgmru. Just a couple of follow up questions. what is the +12 power? And to confirm, if the car was running and somehow the 100AMP fuse was blown, the car would have shut down immediately? And because I have to take this to small claims court could you be more specific on the other items that would have gone down once the 100AMP was blown? I have talked to the local Ford repair shop and they will not write a notarized statement. Any ideas on how to get one from an authorized technician? Just keep trying different technicians? My court date is not until the end of November. THANKS again
I've been working with American made cars since 1992.