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Hi, new to the board here. I have a 98 Sable LS with the Duratec, just got it a couple months ago. Batter was dead when I went to start it the other day so I got a new battery to put in it. When I put the new battery in it the horn started honking and all that, got it to go off with the red button on the key fob. Now when I turn the key to the initial spot the dash lights up, fuel pump comes on and everything seems normal. When you turn the key to engage the starter it all shuts down like someone pulled the plug. I've checked the connections and what not and everything seems good. If you disconnect and reconnect the battery you can get it to do the same thing again and again. When it does that nothing works, not the panic button, door locks, trunk, or anything. Is it something to do with the security system as I am not real familiar with this system and how it functions etc.? Someone told me it was a loose wire relating to the starter or such. The wierd thing is, previous to the battery going dead the thing worked just fine. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Butch
 

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Hi, new to the board here. I have a 98 Sable LS with the Duratec, just got it a couple months ago. Batter was dead when I went to start it the other day so I got a new battery to put in it. When I put the new battery in it the horn started honking and all that, got it to go off with the red button on the key fob. Now when I turn the key to the initial spot the dash lights up, fuel pump comes on and everything seems normal. When you turn the key to engage the starter it all shuts down like someone pulled the plug. I've checked the connections and what not and everything seems good. If you disconnect and reconnect the battery you can get it to do the same thing again and again. When it does that nothing works, not the panic button, door locks, trunk, or anything. Is it something to do with the security system as I am not real familiar with this system and how it functions etc.? Someone told me it was a loose wire relating to the starter or such. The wierd thing is, previous to the battery going dead the thing worked just fine. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Butch [/b]
First thing I would reccomend would be to reset the fuel pump, then I would check all of your fuses. Also, check that your connections are tight, and not at all loose. Also check your wires going to the starter and make sure they are connected tight as well.
Hope this helps, Jordan
 
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