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The car won't start, here are the problems I'm having. It won't shift gears so I can have it towed, the service engine soon light comes on, the lights nor horn work. I took the battery to the auto store and they told me it was bad, so they replaced it, I put the new one in and it still didn't start. Something is preventing the car's system from getting a current or spark to start.

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Well the first thing to check is to make sure the cables and ground straops are all tight and not broken. next check the fuses and relays in the junction box under the hood and the fuse block under the dash on the drivers side. next check the harness connectors under the dash and make sure they are tight. if you still have a problem either your ignition module inside the steering column is junk or your coil pack is junk. you do not have a distributor so if your not getting spark it's a bad coil pack if your igniton module is good...please rate the solution....thanks

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Check all the fuses under the hood

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