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Make sure the trunk switch isn't stuck "on"... Could be wrong but it seems that it may always be activated and is killing your battery. Unplug the solenoid on the trunk lock if you can open it with a key, and see if after battery is re-charged, it still has a problem!
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the absolute first ting to do when a car will not start is to have the fault codes read to find the fault area
what is to say that after you find the TR sensor and waste money replacing it that the fault is a broken timing belt
The easiest way to do that is to go to your auto parts store and ask for a hanes manual for your make and model it costs 20 to 30 dollars but in the long run any problem you incounter with your vehicle it will give you detailed instructions on how to fix it. Hope this helps.
Hi the usual cause of a car not turning over is down to the starter motor failing if you hear a faint clicking noise coming from the bottom of the engine then the chances are the starter needs replacing.
first of all check the battery is charged enough to start the car turn the head lights on to high beam then try starting the car if the lights go off or dim then you have flat battery if they stay bright the battery is ok.
if you have an immobiliser on the car check that the warning light is going off try putting the key in the ignition the other way round or if you have a fob that opens the central locking then try holding this as close as you can to the ignition barrel if it then starts you need the key fob replacing, or if the security light stays on you have problem with the key and need it replacing.
Lets go for the starter, if you have a manual gear box then what you can do to check the car runs is to put the car in 2nd gear and get a couple of people to push you with the ignition on then when your moving quite fast let the clutch up and see if it starts, if it does then the starter will need replacing, if its an auto box then you cant do this.
how ever their is another trick you can try, locate the starter motor by following the live wire from the battery now if you see the bigger part of the starter give this a couple of hits with a hammer doing this will usually get it started some of the time but dont rely on it working for long.
let me know how you get on or what you find out ok
You need to get any codes stored before any work is started. This will help prevent throwing parts at it when unneeded. . No injector pulse usually indicates a bad crank sensor or a failed fuse or PCM. This is providing you don't have a security lockout.
If you have a security issue a code should be stored for it. This would of told you what system is the problem. Not all code readers will pick up security codes so don't rely on your autoparts code reader to be accurate.
Sounds like a bad connection problem at the items you're moving around to finally get the car started. Read what you actually wrote. You'll see that you answered your own question. Start by confirming the connections at the items you're moving around.