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car won't start #79464 Jan 9, 1:27pm Jan 9, 1:27pm
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car won't start
I had just drove my car Wednesday night at 9pm. I came out to start my car the next morning and it won't start. I tried to jump my battery and that still won't work. Can the starter freeze up by any chance? Or can it be something so stupid as a fuse out? Please help. I do live in New Hampshire so the weather isn't that great. Thanks.

Re: car won't start [Re: greenblueyes17] #79465 Jan 9, 1:34pm Jan 9, 1:34pm
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what happens when you try to start the car?

Re: car won't start [Re: Gohan1581] #79466 Jan 9, 1:46pm Jan 9, 1:46pm
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When I try to start the car, my time and radio shut off. No noise happens and it doesn't even turn over. Just nothing. I was told my battery could be dead but we tried to jump that. And I was told my starter can freeze?? Please help. Thanks sooooo much! My car is a 2000 and about 35000 miles on it. Not much at all.

Re: car won't start [Re: greenblueyes17] #79467 Jan 9, 1:54pm Jan 9, 1:54pm
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yeah, dead battery ... the starter should at less go click click click, like it's trying to start.

Re: car won't start [Re: RicePowered] #79468 Jan 9, 2:00pm Jan 9, 2:00pm
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Man this really stinks. So just curious how much can a new battery cost? Do you think it would be safe to get a used battery? Thanks again. Samantha

Re: car won't start [Re: greenblueyes17] #79469 Jan 9, 2:02pm Jan 9, 2:02pm
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never get a used battery

Re: car won't start [Re: greenblueyes17] #79470 Jan 9, 2:05pm Jan 9, 2:05pm
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same trouble for me, be sure to turn your radio off, your fan control off and the roof light off.

And when you try to start with another car, just don't clamp the grip, ask someone to hold the 2 grip directly in the top of the 2 pole! thumbsup

worked for me!

Re: car won't start [Re: NeXuS] #79471 Jan 9, 2:14pm Jan 9, 2:14pm
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Thanks a bunch.. maybe that will help. I think it's this damn cold. Thanks a lot everyone!

Re: car won't start [Re: greenblueyes17] #79472 Jan 9, 2:19pm Jan 9, 2:19pm
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Past years i didn't have any trouble with sarting my car during the winter, and their was a lot of cold day. But this years i think my battery is too damagged by all the time i forgot my roof light during 10 hours + and also drivin my sound sytem during 2-3 hours at the beach a couple of time...

if you still have trouble, i have heard bye some people that you can turn your light on and off, i don't know why but a lot of people did this in the past on older car, maybe it work also on new car. Good Luck!

Re: car won't start [Re: NeXuS] #79473 Jan 9, 2:30pm Jan 9, 2:30pm
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hey thanks a bunch.. by the way. Nice car!! :-)

Re: car won't start [Re: greenblueyes17] #79474 Jan 9, 4:52pm Jan 9, 4:52pm
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Originally Posted by greenblueyes17
Man this really stinks. So just curious how much can a new battery cost? Do you think it would be safe to get a used battery? Thanks again. Samantha


Used battery? wtf

Re: car won't start [Re: greenblueyes17] #79475 Jan 9, 5:38pm Jan 9, 5:38pm
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get a red top or a blue top battery it should be no more than $130 it's a really good battery

Re: car won't start [Re: greenblueyes17] #79476 Jan 9, 11:27pm Jan 9, 11:27pm
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I had the same problem with my car. The alternator wasn't charging the battery (even though it "looked" like it did...damn AAA morons), so it just died. I was running off the battery for a couple days before it died. We replaced the battery and the alternator and all went well.

Re: car won't start [Re: xXMaGNuSXx] #79477 Jan 9, 11:32pm Jan 9, 11:32pm
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^yep, if it died, check to make sure the alternator is working properly.
also, make sure the car doesn't have a parasitic draw(ex: glove compartment light on when engine is shut off)


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