Car power shuts off after clutch replacement

Tiny
MUSTANG321
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  • 1998 FORD MUSTANG
  • 3.8L
  • V6
  • RWD
  • MANUAL
  • 100,000 MILES
I have a 98 mustang v6 I recently replaced the clutch and put it all back together when I try to start it I hear the starter click but the engine doesn't turnover and then all the power just cuts out, my battery is fully charged my terminals are clean, also the ground and positive wire seem to get hot any ideas of what it could be?
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 AT 5:46 PM

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Tiny
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Try resetting your anti theft unit if no manual look online how to do it. If still not starting then check for proper starter install and have it checked.
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 AT 6:57 AM
Tiny
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Forgot to mention the starter only clicked once at first then nothing, I went to start it today and it clicked like if it was a dead battery went to attempt to turn it on again but now I get nothing at all just the lights on, when I disconnect the battery and reconnect it my alarm siren goes off as soon as I put the terminals on the battery and then stops right after it makes contact.
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 AT 8:46 AM
Tiny
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Anytime you disconnect your battery your anti theft has to be reset. Check tosee how much voltage you are getting to starter. And check to see if power is going through relay otherwise pull starter off an dget it checked aat auto parts they do for free
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 AT 9:35 AM
Tiny
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Took starter to advance auto and it's good, I push started the car and it turned on but if I let it idle below 1000 it shuts off and once again same problem all power works lights don't dim or anything and doesn't make a sound not even starter, haven't looked into the anti theft yet but I will now
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 AT 12:52 PM
Tiny
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Also check your starter relay for corrosion and things pointed out in schematic.
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 AT 3:15 PM

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