No power no juice after accidentally hooked up a ground wire to the positive battery cable

Tiny
BIGGUMBY0845
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET S-10
  • 4.3L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 124,000 MILES
I was hooking everything back up after motor swap and I accidentally hooked up a ground wire to the positive battery cable and smoke came out of the back of the motor from somewhere.I unhooked wire and hooked it to the negative battery cable and tried to start the truck and nothing.
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Saturday, May 8th, 2021 AT 1:25 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

Behind the engine is odd. Could it have been coming off the starter and up along the firewall? Does anything electrical work?

Do me a favor. I need you to start by checking three of the maxi fuses in the underhood fuse box. Take a look at the pic below. In addition to checking the fuses, make sure power is present.

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

Let me know what you find.

Joe

See pic below.
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Saturday, May 8th, 2021 AT 9:00 PM

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