Are you 100% sure you didn't connect it backwards???
I believe so, yes. Red to red and black to black. That's why I'm so confused...Are you 100% sure you didn't connect it backwards???
Good point. I say red to red because the battery post was anodized red, not the wire.Considering stock cables were both black, someone changed a battery cable out over the years. Positive should go to the fusible links - PERIOD. Negative should go to the cable that is grounded - PERIOD.
Any IPO (idiot previous owner) could have put the wrong color cable on.
Yeah, I already ordered new links. When I say I swapped the cables I meant I totally put new ones in. They did not spark this time, but I also know they were properly installed because I did them, lol.You could have damaged the fusible links when you hooked up the battery wrong and finished them off with the drive. The fusible links should be checked first. Next verify the fuel pump is still operating.
General comment:I believe so, yes. Red to red and black to black. That's why I'm so confused...
Lesson learned, haha. New fusible links and the updated ignition relay should be here Thursday. If those don't work I'll be visiting the local mechanic.General comment:
Before you trust "red to red" for battery cables on an older car, trace the cables and make sure someone didn't replace the negative cable with one that happens to have red insulation. Follow the positive cable and make sure it's connected to the starter.
I've seen replacement cables that reversed the normal color scheme. Sometimes people use what's available, not the cable they should use.