What would be reason for 1980 F-100 not having power after replacing battery?


Asked by May 04, 2013 at 04:30 PM about the 1980 Ford F-100

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Replaced dead battery in 1980 F-100 because no power.  Still won't power up any lights, etc.. let alone turn motor over.  Replaced starter - relay but still can't get power to elecrical system for some reason.  Even tried to jump start from another vehicle.  Not sure wht direction to go in.

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Short in the system?? Alt. maybe

Ashley Carlton

The early 80s ford have an issue with bad grounds, check the neg. cable from battery to block.....

Ashley Carlton

TShot ..could never be an alt.... with the symptoms described...

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