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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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1998 ford escort: battery cable on positive side..electrical..terminal

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1998 ford escort... battery cable on positive side has some electrical attachment to the there anything in that attachement that would prevent it from starting with a brand new battery. No power getting to the car at all..
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ron replied 7 years ago.

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Yes all the connections on the positve battery cable need to be clean and tight as this is the power source. There is also the 100 AMP fuse in the under hood fuse panel that should be checked..



Customer: replied 7 years ago.
If the main fuse is blown will you be able to see that from the top?
Expert:  Ron replied 7 years ago.
Yes if you look at it really close you may. But you should also check it with a volt meater.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
our fuse box does not resemble the fuse box you sent a picture of. Our fuse is held in place with a bolt not 2 screws. Are we looking at the same thing?
Expert:  Ron replied 7 years ago.
Yes you are, take a 12 volts test light and check it across the post.