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Xk8 won't start

I have a 2001 xk8 conv. and love it. But today I tried to start it, turned the key heard a click but engine did not turn over. Also wiper went on, steering wheel readjusted, signal light flashed. Somethings gone haywire! Battery seems fine. Can you give some tips for trouble shooting or should I just bring it in? Thanks xkbob

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  • xkbob Sep 04, 2008

    THIS PROBLEM W/ ALL THE SYMPTOMS HAPPENED TODAY ALL AT ONCE. yESTERDAY EVERYTHING WAS FINE.

  • xkbob Sep 04, 2008

    I DON'T THINK IT'S THE BATTERY. I TRIED GETTING A JUMP WITH NO CHANGE. SAME PROBLEM.

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I advise you to take it to a mechanic and he show you what is the probleme,
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This is text book symptoms of a bad or corroded ground wire on the battery, causing a power loss to the vehicle. Many times a battery ground wire will corrode from the inside, create a problem, and show hardly any signs of the corrosion. Replace the ground wire and it should be fine. Also have the battery checked while you're picking up the ground.

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    Ryan Rogers Sep 04, 2008

    If you have a bad ground, it won't matter what you jump it with, it's going to have the same response. A corroded ground will not let the proper amount of voltage to get to the system.

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Sounds like a jaguar to me. First thing is to make sure your getting proper voltage with that battery. You can check with multimeter then turn lights on and things and see how bad it drops. You may need to change the battery. I would recommend though you bring it in to your qualified dealership. Unless it is a simple fix like the battery then you will want a professional to handle it.
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If all your hearing when you try to crank the car over is a click and the starter is bad. the starter is not engaging to crank the engine. you may be able to tap the starter very lightly to try to make un stick. if it works than you will need to replace it.

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When this happens check battery charge with a tester, check amps, if battery is ok it can be a problem with starter motor or ignition.
The battery may not be holding the charge anymore.
Drive the car for a while, so that you are sure battery is fully charged again. If battery lose charge again replace battery, that is not an expensive part.
If after a while the new battery starts again then you have a faulty alternator.
Check also that the serpentine belt that run the alternator is well in tension and not slipping.

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    Ginko Sep 04, 2008

    If you jumpstart, and engine stops when you unplug the leads, than it is the battery.
    If you try jumpstarting with other engine on and does not start is not the battery.
    Check if starter motor runs, if it does not is either starter or ignition.
    If starter motor works try to understand if it is distribution or fuel problem.
    Replace spark plugs, check that there is spark on all cylinders, check the distributor.
    Check air intake and air filter, check fuel filter if there is any, see if fuel pump is running and fuel has pressure.


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Your problem sounds like the battery is weak. it might have enough power to run lights but not enough amperage to turn car over. this is why everything reset because when you cranked it took all the power from other devices. first check your connections on the battery for being tight and not corroded. If it is the origianl battery I would believe it is bad 6-7 years is about life cycle of battery if your lucky

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    TripleTauto Sep 04, 2008

    HAPPENED SAME TIME AS IT WOULD NOT START RIGHT? EERYTHING RESET RADIO LOST MEMORY TOO?HAVE THE BATTERY CHECKED

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    TripleTauto Sep 04, 2008

    CHECK CONNECTIONS AT STARTER

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Too much problem with this vehicle better take it to a mecahnic and let them diagnose and fix this concern for you..

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    Mark Gil Sep 04, 2008

    Check all of the battery terminals and cables and check the wires on the starter/selonoid, start from the battery and follow the cable out and check all conections , clean and tighten them and if it still does it the starter/selonoid is bad and needs replacement...

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