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

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

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

I had a similar problem in my 1980 f100, I replaced the battery cables and that gave me power back

You might check the ignition coil too

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