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Accidently crossed batt terminals and now no power. Is there a fuse that I might have blown?
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Auto Mechanic: Dave Nova, ASE Certified Tech replied 8 years ago
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Can you please clarify the year and model of your Oldsmobile for me? Calais does not appear to be a valid model for 1997.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
87 Olds Calais
Auto Mechanic: Dave Nova, ASE Certified Tech replied 8 years ago
Thanks for the info. There are fusible links that come off the main terminal on the starter. These fusible links most likely burned out when the battery terminals were crossed. Fusible links tend to burn inside the insulation, so pull on each one to tell if it is bad. (a bad one will stretch)
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Sounds logical. However, what do these fuse links look like?
Auto Mechanic: Dave Nova, ASE Certified Tech replied 8 years ago

Looks like a piece of wire.

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

THANKS,

The money was worth it because I didn't have a clue and neither did my "expert" friend.

Auto Mechanic: Dave Nova, ASE Certified Tech replied 8 years ago
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