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Old 09-24-2013, 01:26 PM   #1
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Need help!!!!

my car wont start as soon as you turn the key to start it it blows the starter fuse. it died just before i got home so its in the driveway sitting now. when it was in gear it bucked and died so i coasted home,any suggestions? i also noticed that one wire to the coil pack was burnt. do i need a new harness or what?


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Old 09-24-2013, 01:27 PM   #2
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its a manual tranny
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:39 PM   #3
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You can order a new coil pack harness from Ford for under $30 if I remember correctly. They get brittle and brake with age. I would check and be sure there are no other bad wires in that circuit.
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I'd check for bad grounds. I don't know where all of the are off of the harness but I'm sure there's several. Blowing fuses means you either have a bad ground or you have a hot wire grounding out.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:53 PM   #5
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anyone know where the grounds are? i know where 2 of them are but idk where the other ones are if there is any
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Yep, new harness. Cheap and easy, just splice in the three wires and you're good to go. Mine wasn't burnt, it just had a wee bit of corrosion on the middle wire, so close to the plug you could barely see it. But it was enough to throw a CEL and make it run like crap.

Check the alternator harness for the same thing.
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so i looked further into the wiring harness to see if it melted anywhere else. well i found another spot. my exhaust had broke the day before this all happened. and where it melted was over top the exhaust. now having said that. could the fumes get hot enough to melt wires that far up the firewall? they are all separated now. will have pics to follow.
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Yeah pics will help. I doubt the exhaust will melt wires untless they are pretty close to touching..
If you have a short, it can melt the wires further up.
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second pic is the wires all separated.
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