Will not start after negative wire was accidentally hooked to a positive cable

Tiny
TINA BLAKE
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  • 1995 DODGE RAM WAGON
  • 2.0L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 1,692,611 MILES
Not sure what can be done to get it started. PS I meant 5.2 L.
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Thursday, April 11th, 2019 AT 10:23 PM

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Tiny
SCWICKEDSTANG
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Hello,

Take at look at the fusible links on the firewall of the engine compartment. I have included a wiring diagram for the starting system as well as diagrams for the fusible links in the diagrams down below.
Please get back to us with what you were able to find out after going through the information and doing the inspections.

Thanks,
Alex
2CarPros
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Thursday, April 11th, 2019 AT 10:51 PM
Tiny
TINA BLAKE
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Thank you so much.

Tina
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Friday, April 12th, 2019 AT 10:11 AM
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KEN
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Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.
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Friday, April 12th, 2019 AT 10:11 AM
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Will do, but nothing has worked so far. Changed some of the fuses and swapped the battery but still no power coming from the battery and did I mention that the oil dipstick is live for some reason? It will shock the crap out of you if the van is turned on.
I'm not sure what else to do, but I do know that a lot of the fuses were incorrect as far as amps and position. But anyway still nothing.
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Saturday, April 13th, 2019 AT 3:24 AM
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KEN
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The dip stick shocks you? that's a new one. I would check the negative battery cable to make sure there is a good connection to the engine block and to the chassis. Also with the key on can you see if any of the fuses have power? Here is a guide:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Saturday, April 13th, 2019 AT 11:25 AM

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