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You put a new starter in your car 1991 Mercury Sable and when you hooked up the positive cable to the battery the car started to turn over without the key in the Ignition whats the problem?

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2005-10-11 04:42:58
2005-10-11 04:42:58

most likely you crossed a wire and caused the same effect as "hot wiring" the car. re check your connection and also every time you install or service an electrical component your negative battery conector should be unplug to prevent just that.

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