I have a 63 galaxie that ran today for about 5 minutes and then abruptly quit, no power to the key no interior light nothing. i am very confused ,a checked the fuses main wire harness

Asked by Dec 26, 2014 at 12:30 AM about the 1963 Ford Galaxie

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

car was running normal and then just quit, no power to the key,no interior or exterior lights work it;s like someone removed the battery, very strange if anyone can think of anything let me know thanks

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Get a voltmeter and check for battery voltage at the starter solenoid, if you have battery voltage there then there are fuselinks attached to the same post get a test light and probe through the wire before and after the little tab that shows the gauge of the fuselinks, the ones that don't have power going through are bad, sometimes they are obviously blown as they will have a small split or puffed up insulation at the blown point. Hope this helps.

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Also double check battery connections. Make sure they are clean and tight. Also check the negative connections to the frame and motor. These to May have some corrosion issues.

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