I replaced my starter but forgot to disconnect the battery. It sparked and now the throttle is non responsive, won't rev at all. How many things did I blow and what should I do next?

Asked by Nov 06, 2015 at 10:51 PM about the 2008 Ford Explorer XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2008 Ford Explorer 6cyl.  I was replacing the starter and forgot to
disconnect the battery. I touched the positive to the frame and it sparked.
Now it cranks, shifts into gear, but the throttle won't respond. Also, some
fuses are not responsive inside the cab. All outside fuses are working.

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You should start by removing each fuse to see which ones blew and replace. Since the throttle doesn't work, recheck your work in the engine bay, you also might have forgotten to hook something up.

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