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Old 12-17-2010, 11:59 PM   #1
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Guys I need some help with an issue that `had driven me nuts all day. I have had minimal time to work on this car and have finally gotten to the point that it is ready to run. I have a 2003 Bonneville SSEI that I swapped engines in. Easy enough? I thought so. I get everything hooked up and go to fire the dude up and have nothing...no power on anything. Obvious things that I checked were all connections. I went to put a different battery in and realized that there is a short somewhere because when I go to hook the cables up it sparks like crazy. The only thing I can come up with is maybe the starter? Does the starter have 2 thick gauged cables hooked up to it? I checked all the fuses at the fuse boxes as well... Any ideas would be appreciated! Need help!!!
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Nobody? I have bad luck here with my questions... Is there anywhere else you guys would recommend I go to to get some help every once in awhile?
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Nobody? I have bad luck here with my questions... Is there anywhere else you guys would recommend I go to to get some help every once in awhile?
Hey man, give it some time, its near midnight on a friday night central time. Not exactly prime time for people to be posting.

I believe the starter has two cables, one from the battery and one from the alternator.

check the big 5 wiring:

alternator to starter
starter to battery power
battery ground to engine block
battery ground to chassis
battery power to accessory fuse block
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when you hook up the battery are you popping any fuses ?
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No fuses are popping. It just sparks like crazy. With the old battery it just didnt do a thing? I have tried 2 new batteries. Both do this
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something in your wiring is not right.. check the starter to begin with, maybe you crossed the Alt and Bat wires ?

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