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9-5 will not start

Recently, the car overheated while driving on a very hot day. It had been leaking antifreeze a little from time to time but now it all seemed “to go” at once. I think that the coolant bypass valve went bad. Anyway, it left me stranded and I had to have the vehicle towed home. I would like to take it to my mechanic to repair/replace the valve but I cannot get the car started. It won’t even turn over. It’s completely dead, no lights, no power anything. I thought that the battery was dead so I attempted a jump from my other car. All of the lights came on and it seemed to be charged and ready to start except that when I moved the key to the start position, I got nothing, no spark, no turnover, nothing. After removing the jumper cables, the car battery apparently did not hold the charge. Again, it was completely dead, no turn over, nothing, and there are no lights or power of any kind. Could it be that some sensor is disabling the starting sequence or that the computer needs “reset”. How can I do this or what reference/site can I go to show me what to do so that I can get it started and take to the shop.

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Hi,if the engine won`t turn over may be is stock(demage).Try to turn engine by hand fiting a tool on a cranckshaft polley.If is very hard to turn or don`t at all,the engine must be repaired.

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