Battery terminals were hooked up wrong jump starting. 1981 F150 truck now has no power at all. Where do I start?

Asked by Apr 05, 2015 at 11:22 AM about the 1981 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Tried to jump start 1981 F150 battery but hooked up terminals wrong. Battery started
smoking and truck has no power at all. Had battery checked and it's good. Not sure
where to start now.

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You have blown some of the fuse links, they are attached to the starter relay on the positive battery cable side.

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