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Re: car won't start at all
Hi sounds as if your batteries gone dead is this the first time it has done this and is the charging light going out either way you need to check the alternator is charging the batery and the battery charged up check fan belt yates210456
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radio dead, that means no sound or nosound nor dial data?
does the am/fm and cd all fail, using real CDDA disks(store bought)
? if the radio is totally 100% dead that is lost power to radio.
fuses or lost ground to the radio.
the check engine light means one thing,.
get the car scanned, 1996 to now, all cars USA.
you scan it, they scan it.
i take it car starts and drives perfectly?
head lights work> and all outer things?
usually this is a cam position sensor I have found this problem many times by replaceing the camshaft position sensor I believe this will solve your problem if this is helpful please leave good feedback
this warning or any other stays on in the dash it is indicating that
the systems control module has detected a fault, it then disables the
system as long as the light is on. You must now have the dealer hook
up a special electronic diagnostic tool and "scan" the
system for the fault code that is stored for the problem(s)
Your alternator is out. Those are classic symptoms of alternating going out. The alternator recharges your electrical system and when it goes out a list of strange things go on inside the dash, and you won't be able to go very far on just a battery. I'm glad you at least made it home. But yes you will need a new alternator for sure. Please rate this response so I can get my ratings back up to 90% at least.
First, I suggest you take it to someone who knows what they are doing. You take it to a shop for xyz problem and they charge you for fixing the problem, it should be fixed, period. First thing I always do is pull fault codes if the vehicle is equipped with ECU before servicing or removing the battery. Providing what you provided is true.. it turns fine without hesitation, fuel is getting to engine. Many things can cause it not to start, bad ECU, bad wiring, bad injectors, bad sensors, including air flow sensors like MAF, oil pressure switch. It most likely is electrical. Any car with OBD should give a read out of all the sensors.. with proper equipment. And hopefully contain a stored code of the problem... a computer with a actual OBD connection & software is needed for advanced troubleshooting not hand held units like you find at auto parts stores. I would say your best beat is Air/O2/Oil pressure sensors. A experienced master technician should be able to key in on the problem quickly.
Check your battery terminals for starters. Most likely you have a ground that is off. if the terminals are good then follow the ground wire from the battery to where it is attached to the engine and make sure you have a good connection there. That's where i would start. good luck
The out-of-gas/added-gas bit is coincidental. You've lost charging, and so you're only driving on what charge is in the battery. That's why it won't start without a boost, and (since the battery isn't made to drive the car, just start it) why it dies after a few minutes.
If you're lucky, it's just that the alternator belt is broken or slipping. If the belt is in good shape, then your alternator has failed, possibly because your voltage regulator has failed.
You're probably looking at $300-$500 for a rebuilt alternator installation.