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95 electical help

Please help out a new guy! I have a 95 3.8 mustang and it is my only ride so I realy need to get it fixed. Yesterday the car would not start. all the lights and sterio worked just not the starter. I have a step drive way so I let it roll back and pop started it with the clutch and id ran fine. well I got to work and was not able to start it again so I replaced the starter. Once I had the new starter in, I tried again and the car would still not start and now there is no power to the car at all. No lights, no clock, no sterio. So I check the batery and its still got a full charge.(also brand new) Did I blow a relay when I changed the starter? Is there somthing I need to reset? Thanks in advance.

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Check all the grounding straps and make sure they're clean and making a good connection. Clean the battery cable terminals. It sounds like your car is not making a good ground. I don't know where all the grounding straps are, but you should have at leaste one from the enging block to the frame, as well as the one from the battery to the block.

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Might want to go ahead and check the fuses as well you may have popped something when you were changing the starter, will it turn over or no? If not the that is your solenoid connection.

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Definitely sounds like a ground (strap) problem. Quick way to test, clamp booster cable from ground (negative) of battery to free metal part of engine, test. This happened to me, ground stap burned clean off, solution was to add battery cable strap from battery ground to (some available) engine bolt - perfect.
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could be the fusible link . . .

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You've either got a bad connection at the battery or starter, the system isn't grounded, out, or the battery could actually be dead depending on what kind of tester you used. Most of those cheap testers you buy at the parts store only put a 100amp load on it so the battery could have over 100 cranking amps but still not enough to crank your engine.
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