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Installed new battery and now have no power

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Installed new battery and now have no power
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Lincoln
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Lincoln Mechanic: Amedee, Lincoln Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with your question. Do the headlights and dome lights work?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No there is no power except the red blinking light which I assume is the anti theft light
Lincoln Mechanic: Amedee, Lincoln Technician replied 2 years ago

So what is the battery voltage? And what is the voltage on the fuses under the hood? It sounds like you might just have a bad connection or a blown fuse.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I replaced the battery with the same type that came stock. Unsure of the voltage. There doesn't appear to be any fuses under the hood
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I'm not seeing any fuses under the hood and all fuses in the panel box seemed fine
Lincoln Mechanic: Amedee, Lincoln Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok, then check for power on the fuses and check the fusible links

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I'm not getting any reading to the fuses inside the vehicle at all. Do the fusible links have a fuse in them? Because they are well wrapped I'm guessing from the manufacturer
Lincoln Mechanic: Amedee, Lincoln Technician replied 2 years ago

YES, you will have to check power going in and coming out of the fusible links. Just follow the main positive cable from the battery onwards checking for voltage on various points to see where you are losing voltage.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I'm not getting any readings. I will have to wait til the morning to check to see if the battery is faulty
Lincoln Mechanic: Amedee, Lincoln Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok, sounds good.

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Lincoln Mechanic: Amedee, Lincoln Technician replied 2 years ago

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It has not been a happy new year
Lincoln Mechanic: Amedee, Lincoln Technician replied 2 years ago

Stick with me and we will get to the bottom of the problem.

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Lincoln Mechanic: Amedee, Lincoln Technician replied 2 years ago

Here is a wiring diagram for your power distribution on your vehicle spread over three pages. It real easy. Just follow the voltage from the battery down through all of the circuits. Start checking in fandom places to see where you are loosing voltage and then work your way bad or forward in the circuit as needed. You will see the battery in the upper left corner of the first diagram. Follow it from there to the ignition switch. Check power in and out of the ignition switch with the key on to see where the voltage lose occurs.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
What are the chances the battery I bought is defective. I disconnected the negative terminal and used a circuit tester on the terminal to the negative post and I get nothing. Tried again same thing with the positive side as well and nothing
Lincoln Mechanic: Amedee, Lincoln Technician replied 2 years ago

A bad battery or a battery that does not have a charge on it is very possible. What is the battery voltage at?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Took it in to an auto parts store and they got a reading of 5v. I should of still seen something like dash lights but I left it there to charge for a few hrs and see if it's a cell problem or if the charge works. Crazy because it was brand new but I don't know how long it was sitting on a shelf for
Lincoln Mechanic: Amedee, Lincoln Technician replied 2 years ago

Not only it can be low on voltage (low on a charge), but then the battery can be bad and drop below 2 or 3 volts when there is actually a load on the battery.

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Lincoln Mechanic: Amedee, Lincoln Technician replied 2 years ago

That is why we need to check battery voltage WHEN TURNING THE KEY TO THE CRANK POSITION with the battery installed.

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Lincoln Mechanic: Amedee, Lincoln Technician replied 2 years ago

Maybe we can speak on the phone if your willing to do so?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I'm good for now. Waiting on results from the charge on the battery. Plus I'm not paying another 18 bucks for no reason
Lincoln Mechanic: Amedee, Lincoln Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok, no problem. Keep me posted.

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