New battery car doesn't start. Battery sparks when connecting cables. What should I check to start car?

Tiny
LORI WILL
  • 2001 OLDSMOBILE AURORA
  • 167,000 MILES

Had to put in new fuse box a few years ago. The starter fuse connector burned out and for the last year the car has been sitting. Put a new battery in to start the car and it just clicks

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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 9:32 PM

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Tiny
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Double check battery and starter motor connections if okay-Do this engage the starter motor manually and see if it cranks engine over-let me know-

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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 9:36 PM
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You have a short circuit-check if the battery positive cable is shorted to ground and also the fusible link/s wires, also at the alternator battery wire-

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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 9:42 PM

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