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zx2 with no electrical power at all

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Mattzilla, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. Mattzilla

    Mattzilla New Member

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    2000 zx2. The girl I bought it from had the starter, alternator, and battery because of starting issues. She said the only way it would turn over and continue to run was to jump start it. She would jump it in the morning, drive to work and then jump it again to get home.

    I replaced the battery because the new one she put in wouldn't hold a charge. There is zero power to anything. I didn't even try to start it when I bought it. I know the girl well. I just towed it home (2 blocks).

    Help anyone?
  2. 4cylinder

    4cylinder FEOA Member

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    probably had the battery installed the wrong direction and blew the main fuse. check that one out first and it will likely be the problem
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    Main fuse is blown. I got a new one today and installing it tomorrow. Thanks!
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    When installing or replacing a battery, I like to take a small penknife blade, and lightly scrape the inside of the battery terminals, and the outside of the battery posts. While lead conducts electricity well, the lead does slowly oxidized. And lead oxide is a lousy electrical conductor.

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