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No, the battery is showing a full charge, and my charger goes crazy when you try to cross charge it. Because the pos cable is connected to the battery cover, you can't hook up the battery backwards. I tested the power at the cables next to the battery and they are showing 12.25 volts. I will say that lately the connection with the gearshift has been a little loose in that you have to push it sometimes to get a power connection.
Ok I just discovered the main fuse panel under the hood behind the battery! I was testing the small fuse panel inside the car on the drivers side. I notice there is a line of fuses on the left side of the panel, and one says "main" and is 80A. It does not appear to be blown, but I tried to lift it out, and it doesn't want to come, so I guess it removes some other way. I thought I would test the pins to that fuse to see if power is getting to the "main". Any other suggestions of what to test on this fuse box to see if power is getting to it?
Ok I took off the connectors to the battery, and they were slightly corroded and I sanded and wire brushed everything. I tested the main fuse again and nothing. In fact I tested the input wire to the fuse block, and it is dead as well. Is there a connector under the engine as the main pos wire from the battery goes down there, and then the wire to the fuse block comes back up. Somewhere in between the wire leaving the battery with power and the wire coming into the fuse block there appears to be a break.
If I have to replace a wire, do you know what gauge it should be?
and the one coming back up to the panel? I guess I should jack up the car and test the lead to the starter and see if that is live first? I wonder if I should put a lead from the positive side of the battery to the panel feed point and see if that energizes the car?
Yes I jumped a main wire from battery pos post to the feed post on the fuse block, and that solved the problem. Thanks for your help!