I will check the fuses with a multimeter. I did a visual inspection and none appeared blown, I will test with a meter. I checked the voltage on the battery it was low it was around 4 volts instead of the normal 12 volts, it is a new battery, so the polarity switch drained it when the damage occured. Also I did some reading on alternators and it appears that they generate power, the car will run brifely when it is jumped but will quickly die. Also when the polarity was switched in the wrong position there was excesive sparking on the battery leads, small ammounts of smoke came from the ignition where the key goes, and it would not start. When it was switched to the correct polarity it started perfectly and ran for a bit then the lights dimmed the enginee sputtered and it died, and would no longer start unless jumped, but as I said it quickly dies.
Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 AT 8:18 AM