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Hi, my name is***** am not following your question. You stated "when I went to hook up the battery it tried to crank so I believe I hooked the wires up wrong". Are you saying that the starter cranked the motor but the motor would not fire?
If it tried to crank as soon as you connected the battery and the key was in the off position it sounds like you have the big battery cable shorted to the lower solenoid lug or to the small solenoid wires or the starter is defective. The big battery cable connects to the upper lug of the solenoid and cannot be touching the lower lug or the other wires.
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Sounds like you have no power to the ignition switch. Remove and inspect all of the fuses. Fuse #1 should provide power to the ignition switch but remove and inspect all of the fuses.
Sorry that last reply was incorrect. The ignition switch gets power directly from the big cable that connects to the starter. Looking at the diagram there should have been two big wires going to the starter. Are you sure you have both connected together to the upper terminal on the solenoid?
If you disconnected two larger wires from the old starter they both need to be connected together and attached to the top lug on the starter solenoid.
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