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1999 Mercury Tracer • 4 cylinder FWD Manual •

I need to know what cable wires are postive and negative for 1999 mercury Tracer. Someone took out old battery and i'm not sure which wires are what. If you have a picture or diagram that would be a big help.

Thank Tom A.
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Tma13501
July 8, 2011.




I will look for a diagram, but the negative cable goes to engine block and positive goes to starter solenoid. Attach positive cable first!


Merlin2021
Jul 8, 2011.
Wiring Diagram of charging system.
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Merlin2021
Jul 8, 2011.
My dad installed the battery backwards and of course nothing is working. I checked all the fuses and it appears that the main fuse is blown. I know that there are 2 screws on either side holding this fuse in. I have tried everything to get these screws off without any success. It looks like the 3/8" socket is slightly too small and a 7/16"--too large. Any suggestions on the type of tool to get these screws off?

Thanks.


Tiny
TJPatek
Mar 5, 2012.
10mm


Merlin2021
Mar 5, 2012.
Thanks. It worked. I got the main fuse out and a new one in. The car is up and running except the battery warning symbol is on. Is there another fuse that needs to be changed or a sensor that needs to be replaced?

Again, thanks for the help!


Tiny
TJPatek
Mar 6, 2012.
Check the alternator output


Merlin2021
Mar 6, 2012.
Possibly a fuse link near the battery on the positive wires at the solenoid.


Merlin2021
Mar 6, 2012.

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