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Vt ss 5.7L will not start.

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Sorry if this isn't the right place to post, my first time.

Me and a mate have pulled the motor and box out of my vt ss 5.7L manual (rear main seal, and other things), everything has gone back in and is plugged up ready to go. However when putting the power steering rack in, I had to take steering lock off so I turned the key to accessories, once everything was done I forgot to turn it back and we connected the battery back up.

there was a spark and then that was it, the car wouldn't start, wouldn't even attempt to start. Have replaced a fuse that did blow and checked all relays (switched with working ones from a vx gts) and the car still wont start. I am thinking its either fried the starter motor or [email protected]#Ked the battery somehow. if anyone could help that would be great
 

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Have you checked the fusible links. They are big yellow ones in the relay/fuse compartment in the engine bay.
Also, which fuse did you relace?
Check Engine Control (PCM) fuse. Same location.
Check BCM fuse in the cabin.
 

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Thanks for the reply, no not sure on the yellow ones. The PCM fuse in the engine bay was ok, it was the one in the cabin that had blown though that needed replacing, (bcm). I will check the fusible links in the morning though
 

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If you can access the starter, bridge the signal wire and main battery wire (off course with the car in neutral) and see if it kicks over.
 

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The fusible links are the first line of defence. All the other fuses run of these. If something major has happened, these are the ones that will blow first.
 

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If I remember correctly, there is also a "wire fusible link" in line with one of the wires coming of the positive side of the battery.
It will look like an ordinary short piece of wire, usually a different colour, spliced into one of the + battery wires.
 

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Does Accessories work still?

Check basic stuff, terminals the wrong way round, make sure it's in park, make sure the battery is charged (even if you did see a spark).
 

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Just want to thank everyone for their input and help. Thought I'd let you all know the problem
Is solved. It was a fried starter motor, it's all good and back on the road
 

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Good to hear mate
 
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