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Will not Start

Had new battery checked its ok. Oil all over the upper inside portion of hood ..Will not start even with Jumper cables ???

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    Daniel Simons May 11, 2010

    does it crank, how does it sound when u try to turn it over

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I have a 1999 jeep gc laredo and it wont start replaced the starter and battery but it just click. i also checked all fuses and relays but nothing worked it just clicks


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Can't start car even if i try the jumper cable.........


If you have a multimeter, connect it to your battery, and select an appropriate DC voltage range. On my multimeter, I use the 20volt setting.

If your battery shows 12-13.8 volts, then it is not the issue. If your battery voltage is low, then you will probably need a new battery. A flat battery can also indicate that the alternator is not recharging your battery properly, but it could also just mean that your battery is old and needs replacing.

If your engine wont turn over, and if your battery is good, it could be a faulty starter motor.

Those jump start packs need to be charged often, or the battery inside them can stop working. It is possible that your jump starter pack is also broken.

Try jump starting the car from another vehicle, with jumper leads. If you know your battery is dead, you could also just replace it with another one.


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