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  • amyjo1028
  • 1993 Chrysler New Yorker

1993 Chrysler New Yorker 6 cyl Automatic

I put my car battery in this car but it didn't fit right. When I was driving the battery fell forward and the cord that connects the battery came out. I pulled over and reconnected it but now the car will not turn over to start. It will crank but not turn over. What is wrong? What can I do to fix it?

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Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 AT 5:02 PM

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  • caradiodoc
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"Crank" and "turn over" are the same thing. Do you mean it doesn't start? There's two cables on the battery. They both will have at least two wires, one fat one and one smaller one. Follow the positive (red) small wire to a single or two-wire connector and see if it pulled apart.

When the battery is disconnected while the engine is running, charging system voltage can rise above the normal 13.75 - 14.75 volts, possibly as high as 30 volts or more. That will burn out light bulbs and computers. You have an engine computer, transmission computer, air bag computer, body computer, and possibly anti-lock brakes, auto-load-leveling, and memory seat computers. Every one of these is a potential victim. I have a source for good used computers if you need them, and I don't mean from my twin, a '93 Dynasty.


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