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My car will not start but the lights come on and the radio still plays and the battery is new what could the problem be?
i drove over caked snow while trying to turn, the car could to back up because of the ice of the ground.After three atepts, the car could not start again ,but all the light are on and the radia still pray. Car: 2005 Toyota corolla
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If you have installed a new car battery and alternator but after only 2-3 days the car is not starting again what could be the problem?
I have a jeep grand Cherokee and when mine doesn't start i either have to jam the shifter forward than start OR while foot is on the brake, turn the key and hold, than shift i…nto neutral, than it will start shift to drive... or reverse and off you go Warranty What did your mechanic say? I am sure he would warranty the job. If you had him trouble shoot it and you "saved" yourself money by doing it yourself, you may have shot yourself in the foot. If the alternater or battery were "economy" types, they might be bad from the beginning. Another thought after the electrical (charging system) is checked. check for a parasitic draw. Draw down I don't know what car you have but on most cars, when the starter is failing, when you crank the car and run it and shut it off, the terminals or posts continue to receive electricity from the battery, meaning that either the starter solenoid is malfunctioning or somewhere along the battery cables, something is draining the battery, check for a stripped wire or have the starter checked, if you have any more questions, Bad alternator a bad alternator that has drained the battery Bad Belt When I got a new alternator, I had to buy a new battery. However, the battery kept dying no matter if I kept recharging the battery. I was having the same problems. The car drove good for a day then died again. Found out, the belt was about to break and never was on tightly around the alternator. The belt was not giving the alternator enough power and therefore, the alternator was draining my battery. You should try replacing your belt or the timing belt. After you replace your timing belt and it is on tight and the timing is right, then you should not have any more problems and your car should drive like new! BAD WIRE Only thing that worked for me was to hook up a wire from the back of the alternator (there's a small terminal on the back), then hook up the other end to the positive battery cable (any which way at the post). This is actually to see if the wire that runs a charge from the alternator to the battery is still good. It is usually running attached to the positive battery cable itself. When it is bad, your car will not start because the battery is not being recharged properly. A hard thing to determine otherwise because it is not the alternator or the battery themselves. WORN STARTER MOTOR a worn starter motor can drain a battery in a few days especially if the main ignition wire that's connected to the starter motor is not tight enough or the starter motor solenoid is at fault again it will cause a continual drain on your battery I know because it happend to me with my ford mondeo 1.8 TD new battery fitted. I'm not sure what car you have, new cars are sometimes a sensor while older cars are alot easier to figure out. I would first take the car or the parts to a part store and have them tested. You can always get ahold of a bad batch of either. I had to replace my alternator 4 times and then go to another part store all together before I got a good alternator for it. You could have loose battery cables. If you are able to move the cables by hand then you need to tighten them down this could also make the battery and alternator go bad due to drawing to much juice out of them or even driving down the road and hit a bump then you are broke down on the road. But first have them tested and take it from there checking little things before moving to more expensive parts and harder to install sometimes when alternators go bad they blow a fuse if not changed you can put 20 alternators in must make sure you first have 13.8 - 14.1 volts while car is running
What could be the problem if your car will not start after running on a brand new battery after a month?
%REPLIES% Answer The alternator probably isn't putting out properly. Go to AutoZone and have them check the alternator. Answer If the new battery …went completely dead, and you know the alternator is good, the culprit could be a "slow draw". This would be caused by a trunk light that stays on when the trunk is closed, a vanity mirror light, glove compartment light, console light; something that you assume goes out when it's closed, but doesn't. Check all of your courtesy light switches in these places to make sure they make proper contact. A glove compartment or console door that doesn't close properly could be the culprit. Until you find the problem, disconnect your battery when you're in for the night! If you can't resolve it on your own, find a shop that has a low amps probe. It'll determine where the draw is coming from.
If you have a fully charged battery but when you turn the key there is no response at all but the dash lights and radio come on could you have starter problem?
1 . Your battery terminal connections loose ( broken , look for cracks ) 2 . Automatic transmission not in park / neutral . Clutch not all the way to floor 3 . Starter solen…oid faulty 4 . Ignition switch faulty 5 . Engine seized ? 6 . Starter motor solenoid faulty ( turn key do you hear a click sound ) 7 . If yes it could be your starter motor 8 . If NO itcould be starter relay Buy your self a Haynes Repair Manual for your make of veh / year The Troubleshooting section is well worth reading for this type of problem
You have a 2001 Dodge Intrepid the battery light is coming on in the morning when you start the car then goes off after you stop and turn the car off and restart has a new battery alternator and start?
I have 2002 intrepid that does the same thing this week the light came on and does not go off volt meter shows 14. volts while the light is on. put a new battry on didno…t help.
Your car wont start when turning the ignition you hear a clicking sound The radio and lights come on The starter and battery are about 2 months old what do you think?
Did you buy the battery from new or was it a spare? Clicking sound when trying to turn key in ignition is usually low battery. The radio and lights may still work for a few… minutes if there is enough charge left but the engine wont turn over. Turn off all lights, alarm and radio - wait 20minutes and try to turn engine over. Or failing that do what I've said below: Get someone to jump start your car with jumper leads. Once its running, drive your car around for half hour to one hour to re-charge battery. If fault isn't with battery then it could be alternator or spark plugs. Dodgy spark plugs can cause the car not to start. You probably have a loose connection or corrosion. Clean battery terminals and ends of wires. try the starter solenoid Make sure your battery posts are clean and the cable connectors are clean & tight. If this is not problem don't have another answer. ANSWER You might have to replace the ignition swith.
The battery light comes on when the car starts 1990 Toyota Celica If the battery is left connected it will be discharged in a few days What can be the problem?
Answer If the battery light is on, it usually means that the alternator has a problem. Have the alternator checked at a local auto parts retailer. If one or more… of the diodes are bad, your battery charge will be affected.
You own a 2002 Ford Escape and your battery light stays on for approx 5 min after you start the car you just put a new battery in What is the problem?
I had the same problem with my 2002 Escape XLT. Another website suggested (and it worked for me) to check the coolant overflow reservoir. Apparently the signal for "low …coolant" shows up as "check battery".
Answer If the battery light comes on when you try to start your car, either your battery is low or your alternator is going bad. These can be checked by going to …an Advance Auto or Auto Zone, they will test it for you for free.
If your car does not start but all the lights and radio come on and it starts after a jump what happened?
1. Battery could have a weak cell. 2. Brushes on starter motor may be worn. 3. check battery connection at battery for good connection. 4. either positive or negitive b…attery cable broken at connector. 5. starter solenoid not working and allowing starter to spin engine over to start. 6. loose 12volt wire at secondary connector on starter solenoid. 7. bad or weak 12volt fusable link to ignition system.
No modern vehicle with electronic systems will be able to start if you have fitted the battery the wrong way round - i.e. it should not have its positive terminal connected to… the car's chassis and its negative teminal connected to the main 12 volt terminals on the starter and fuse box - so it is worth making certain that you know exactly which post on the battery is positive and which is negative and which cables have to be connected to each post. Assuming the engine usually started reliably before the battery failed and that you made sure the new battery was fully charged-up before before you installed it - and that the battery has been fitted the right way round - then bad connections are the most likely reason the engine won't start. Safety Advice To avoid getting accidental sparks or bad shorts, which could easily melt your tools as well as give you a nasty burn - or even start a very dangerous situation if ever the battery's leads catch on fire - it is highly recommended that you fully disconnect both sets of leads from the + and - battery posts before you disconnect and re-connect any other leads elsewhere around the engine. The next thing to do is: undo, clean and re-connect tightly all the terminal posts and terminal eyes for the ground leads you can see connected between the battery, the starter motor and the car's firewall and frame/chassis. Then clean and re-connect the leads to the battery posts. If the engine still won't start, again fully-disconnect both sets of leads from the + and - battery posts and undo, clean and re-connect tightly all the other (non-grounded) terminal posts and terminal eye connections for all the other leads going between the battery and the starter and all other ignition and injection devices around the engine. Then once again clean and re-connect the leads to the battery posts. If all those connections are definitely good - cleaned and tightened - but the car still won't start: if the starter motor is definitely turning: either the fuse feeding the spark-ignition system has blown or, if that fuse is ok: there could be problems with the spark-ignition system (ignition coil and/or electronics) if it is a gas/petrol engine OR either the fuse feeding the fuel injection management system has blown or, if that fuse is ok: there could be problems with the fuel injection management system (e.g. for a diesel engine or a gas/petrol engine having fuel injectors and no carburettor) or there could be problems with the engine control/management unit (ECU) if the starter motor is not turning: either (if you don't get any "clicks" from the starter motor's solenoid) the fuse feeding the starter solenoid has blown and needs to be replaced or, if that fuse is ok: (if you only get "clicks" from the starter motor's solenoid) the starter motor and/or its solenoid may need to be repaired or replaced.
You are having the problem with your 98 Plymouth breeze 2.0 l the car wont start and the lights and radio and all that come on you had the starter tested and it is still good what could be the problem?
Check to see if your fuel pump is good. Buy starting fuild and spary some in the hose that's attached to your air fliter spary it towards the engine. Have someone turn the key… while you spray and see if the car turns on. If so then you need a new fuel pump. If not It could also be you ignition coil. - Goodluck Second opinion I had a different car where the fuse burned out in the engine compartment. It would not even try to start until I replaced that fuse.
I have put in a new battery but truck won't start and alarm light flashes. What could be the problem?
I may be wrong but it sounds like your alarm is the problem. This happened to my brother's van(Astro). The built-in cutoff switch in his alarm was preventing the van fro…m starting. It may be possible to disconnect the alarm system and try to start it. That's what my brother did and it worked.
You have to jump start your car everyday installed a new battery and alternator what could be the problem?
You should have a heavy red wire going to the back of the alternator, it should have 12 volts, it will excite the alternator, thus allowing it to charge your battery. If the d…oesn't have 12 volt, trace the wire, I believe that it will end at the starter. If you have 12 volts at this wire, most likely you have a fusable link that's shorted out at the starter. Look for a wire at the starter that appears burnt, or wiggle the wires one at a time, you'll find on that feels like a plain rubberband, with no resistance while wiggling.
Why does the brake and battery light come on at same time then car dies then wont start without new or charged battery?
sounds like you have an alternator that is not charging the battery. Most computer systems in cars require a min of 11.2-11.6 volts to function. The brake light is probably al…so the warning light for ABS and requires power to the motor (ABS) and if the ABS computer doesnt sense the correct voltage it will set a light
Then the alternator needs to be looked at asap But I even took the cable off alternator and car stayed on which meet alternator in good right? Edit: If you took the cable off …the alternator, then you disconnected the alternator so you didn't test the alternator at all. As a quick test only, removing the positive battery cable at the battery and the engine stays running means the alternator is charging. Do not run the engine more than a few seconds like this, and even then a voltage spike can wipe out your car's electronics. Much better to get a charging system tester to check things or at least borrow a voltmeter.
Maybe the starter. Does it click when you turn on the ignition? Yes and also check to see if you are getting spark and there could also be a fuel delivery problem.
Unwanted Brake Light Activation Usually this is caused by the brake light SWITCH being out of adjustment in relation to the brake pedal arm which pushes on a plunger in the …switch to operate it. Different makes and models of vehicles have different means of mounting and adjusting the brake light switches, so the adjustment will depend on your vehicle.