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Temp got below zero and i forgot to plug my car in. Now it turns over but wont start I put a battery in from a running car so Im sure its not the battery. Any ideas

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The following are the general instructions on the start of diagnosing any electronically controlled engine or transmission problem.

The engine and the automatic transmission (transmission control is only for automatics, engine is still computer controlled no matter the transmission type) in this vehicle are computer controlled and in most cases when a fault occurs a fault code is stored in the memory of the computer control module. There are exception to this, such as the Mass Airflow Meter and fuel pressure problems. What must be done is to have all the basic testing done such as a scan of the system for fault codes as well as a check with a live data scanner tool for engine functions that are not within range of normal, a trained technician is required to know what is correct and what isn't, then based on careful diagnostics done from a factory repair manual the correct part is replaced or the wiring repaired or the computer replaced (known as the PCM), which is very rarely the problem. Other basic checks must be done as well such as mechanical problems with the engine as well as engine state of tune and mileage on the engine. The transmission can have mechanical issues as well such as no gear engagement at all or a failed pump or other pressure related problems. Also engine mechanical problems can and do cause many drive-ability related problem such as rough idle and other symptoms.


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SOURCE: 94 Volvo 850 GLE Sedan

when was the last tune up...and check the battery make sure its not frozen just because it jumps doesnt mean it has enough power to crank even if your jump starting and check the belts

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Your problem sounds like the glow plug relay is faulty. It sees to be stuck in the closed position. It is mounted on the fuse board.
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SOURCE: 1987 mercedes 190e replaced spark plugs put new gas and filter and battery and oil change car start but wont turn over

hello,be sure your starter motor is working,fly wheel gear(for starter bendix drive)should also check,valve clearance also,try to rotate your engine with socket 27mm,(manually) maybe your piston is stuck-up,ty

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 1994 Chevy Cavalier runs rough with a bunch of codes

24 is speed sensor. Has no bering on a stationary car.
15 is the coolant sensor circuit. (which you already replaced)
66 is AC refridgerant.
19.... i have no idea.
From what you have described, i would almost have to say it's the idle control sensor, or intake manifold vacuum leaks. Make sur everything is tight, and wiggle all the hoses around to make sure none are cracked or loose. Use a length of fuel hose held to your ear, or a stethoscope if you have one, and listen and wiggle hoses with the engine running. If there are no leaks, go for the idle control sensor. If that doesn't do it, it'll be the mass air flow sensor. But usually when they act up, the car will start and die, start and die. Good luck.

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SOURCE: 1991 buick park ave wont start

Typically,fusible links protect everything but the starter. I'd check them anyway & they're down at the starter. Also,make sure the engine isn't siezed,3.8's freeze all the time. Yes,that would mean the engine is toast. Also the transmission has a clutch in it & it could be locked in the on position. You can unplug the 4 pin connector in front on the trans & see if that makes a difference. Write back if you need more help

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