I JUMPED MY VAN BUT MESSED UP AND CROSSED THE ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1991 Toyota Previa
  • 168,000 miles

I jumped my van, but messed up and crossed the cables and ended up with reverse polarity that blew the 100Amp fuse on the battery. I replaced the fuse and checked all the other ignition related fused in the dash. Tried to start the car but now it just cranks over and won't fire. Am I missing something that may still need replaced because of the Reverse polarity mistake?

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 AT 3:18 AM

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  • Tiny
  • 1989omni
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Also, that 100amp fuse required me to take out two screws, one on each side in order to remove it. On one side there was a white wire connected to the screw. Was there only one wire or did I miss a second when I reattached it? Just checking. The van is at my work place so I can't check right now.

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 AT 4:03 AM
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  • KHLow2008
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One wire for each screw. There could be other fuses that are blown and check all ground circuits. At underhood fuse box, use a DVOM to test all fuses for battery voltage.

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 AT 5:15 PM
  • Tiny
  • 1989omni
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Got it, if was the EFI fuse. The only one I didn't check. Thanks a bunch. EFI=Electronic Fuel Ignition, I guess that makes a lot of sense. Thanks again for your help.

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 AT 9:52 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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You're welcome.
Glad to know you have fixed the problem.

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 AT 12:50 PM

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