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1997 mustang gt bad eec-v?

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hello guys, im new to this thread but im on here daily as i constantly gather info and advice from you guys to do work and troubleshoot some problems i have with my car. but unfortunately iv signed up because i cant seem to find the advice i need to understand the problem i am having...

tuesday evening on my way home from school, i get off the freeway and go through the light when my car completly shuts down. i pull over and pop the hood to do some examining and find out that the ground wire for the passenger side coil pack is unplugged. thinking obviously thats the problem i get my wrench and put it back on. when i go to fire the car back up, it cranks but wont start. i also notice that with the ignition on acc, my check engine light doesnt come on at all and niether does my theft light. so i pull out my code reader and it cant connect to the cars computer. i also checked all the fuses in the engine bay they all seemed good. i even tried to replace the one for the eec-v but still nothing.

so i guess my question for you guys is my computer completely done or is there something i am missing or can do before i go and try to find a new computer?

i also want to mention that the ground wire for the coil pack must have been touching some metal and when i went through the light it fell off causing my car to shut down. does that seem like a reasonable explanation for the eec-v to go bad?

any thoughts or opinions would greatly appreciated!!!
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Its hard to say. A bad ground could do it but its not likely cuz I believe there are other grounds it can use. I would go back to the basics. Check for air, fuel and spark once u know if u have or dont have these then we can help alot more
Welcome to the site!!
Have you checked all your fuses both under the dash and under the hood? If they are all good, I would suspect that the PCM (engine computer) has fried.
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