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Car won't start

The ignition key turns but nothing happens

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  • joefg6901 Oct 17, 2008

    yes the battery is fully charged

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    tony yeatman May 11, 2010

    The more information you give the more people will help.What lead up to breakdown,sudden,slowly over time,Have you done anything to car?Apart from the battery any ideas of your own?

  • tony yeatman
    tony yeatman May 11, 2010

    have you checked the battery.A bit more detail please

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I also have the same problem. I believe it is a transmission issue as I can start in neutral.

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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Do you have alarm that have a kill swithc we encounter alot of this kind of problem in the shop

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