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My car is a 98 explorer and when i hook battery cables up it

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My car is a 98 explorer and when i hook battery cables up it tests low voltage and wont let my vehicle spark at all. Im in the thought thats its the theft because my car is manual and will turn the ignition on but not over without the key in place. Any thoughts?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 years ago.

So at the coil while unplugged with the key on, your not getting good battery voltage 12.6 volts, but the battery and cable voltage is good?

The theft system does not effect the spark plugs.

You want a excellent 5 star answer & I would like to be rated the same for providing it. Consider I don't know your skill level & I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle. It may take a few back and forth replies. Try your best to respond with good detail so I can do the same. I normally log in at 3pm and work late. A rating is required. Your rating me, what I type. I am not an employee of this website, nor have control over the fees or the time it took to get a response. If you rate negative or not at all you still paid, but I get nothing. I want you pleased with me and my efforts, so let me know if your experience here has come up short.

Thanks Chris

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Was starter. Starter solenoid was pulling juice due to a short. Thank you
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 years ago.

Glad its resolved.