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mustang: relaced..wont crank..all the fuses..fuel pump reset button…

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ihave a 2004 3.9 mustang...
ihave a 2004 3.9 mustang. just relaced the alternator and it won"t start it will turn over but wont crank i have checked all the fuses and the fuel pump reset button when i replaced the alternator i accedently arched the hot lead from the alt. to the old alt. body before i remove the positive lead at the battery heeelp
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Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 8 years ago
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Hi, my name is XXXXX XXXXX you have a test light or a volt meter? we can htrace this out with you/
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
yes i have a meter tim
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 8 years ago
Ok, first lets check for power on the large wire on the alternator, see if it has 12 volts.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
got 12 volts and a little
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 8 years ago
ok, now does the starter turn over, but if wont fiRE/ OR DOES THE STARTER NOT TURN?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
tim the the motor turns over but wont start
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 8 years ago
Okj, have you checked for spark at the plugs yet?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
tim the car was running until i replaced the alternator
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 8 years ago
Ok, have you checked for spark yet, it is either losing spark or fuel, we need to know which direction to go in,tim
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
tim my skill level is low im having this car towed to the ford dealer ship for repairs sorry to have wasted both our time
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 8 years ago
No problem, good luck,Tim
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