Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Mercury Sable 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 205000 miles
My wife was out with the Sable, driving around to several places. Each time she went to start it, it got harder and harder to start until finally it would not start. It turned over, but very slowly. The battery was new in July. I went to rescue her with jumper cables and had a huge brain disconnect. She asked me what connects where and I told her red to positive and black to negative. On that car, it would be red to red and black to black. When she went to connect the black to the negative, she had a lot of sparking. Upon further checking, I found I had reversed the way I had the cables on the battery of my vehicle. After that it would not turn over at all. I disconnected the battery and connected the jumper cables directly to the cables of the car and still could not get any turn over. The battery measured 13.25 volts without the cables on and 14.05 volts when connected to my vehicle. I am wondering if I managed to take out the starter with my disconnect or if I am looking at some other issue, besides in my head. Thanks. Beloved Servant
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Thursday, December 31st, 2009 AT 10:52 PM