Replaced fuel pump in my 1997 ford thunderbird lx. Fuel pump is working car will not start. Any tips on trouble shooting?

Asked by Oct 24, 2013 at 03:16 PM

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yes....your startermotor wants to see at least three hundred cold cranking amps to get a move deliver this amount of amperage we need NO interruption of the WELDING amperage....such that you need to get a NEW battery if yours is older than five because the tin/antimony alloy batteries (no lead no mo) will stop accepting a charge 10 percent per the end of the 1/0 cable that connects to the chassis ground and the one that goes to the motor block (has a bolt on that near the alternator) need to be coarse wirebrushed clean to allow the full amperage potential and enough amps to make your starter say howdy-high~

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