It seemed to be running fine then would not start amps down so i changed battery, still nothing then changed alternator, still nothing kicked it a few times tada still nothing lol.. my brother had me take off the spark pkug wires and hold it in the palm of my hand, im not sure if he did this to get back at me for all those sisterly things I did to him in our younger years or what but as he laughed and my friend turned over the ignition, there was no spark ...
I am now ready to dropa match in the gas tank anyone with suggestions???
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Is the battery new? Does it start fine until it sits overnight? Have you checked the alternator? Does the battery have sufficient cold cranking amps,dead cell? Is an interior light staying on, glove box light? Do you have an aftermarket stereo with an amp?
Check to see if alternator is charging. Battery light is an indicator that your alternator is not charging. Start engine use multimeter at battery 20 v dc or if autorange meter just dc. engine at idle the battery should read 14 - 14.5 volts. if not replace alternator.
If engine is turning over when you cycle key to start, but engine won't start and run, then I wouldn't be looking at battery. Try cycling your key from off just to run position, where all dash lights etc come on, but not trying to start. Do that twice to on, then back to off, then turn key all the way to start, and see if it fires right up for you. If it does, change fuel filter if not done recently, and if that doesn't cure it, have fuel pressure tested, it may be low, indicating possible faulty/weak fuel pump. Let me know how it goes.
Im not quite sure about the lights but when changing the alternator the battery cables would have been off resetting the settings in the engine computer. let it run for a little bit to get readjusted and it should idle down on its own and be fine.
Why do you feel it isn't charging. Are you going off of a voltage ereadiing? I ask because if it is reading 12 v at the battery , Do not run it very long. The lower the voltage the higher the amps. An Alternator will ocweheat and self destruct if it is working at its high limit for 15 minutes or so. A heavy charge iis normal for 30 seconds or so to make up for the starting drain. But, should show a gradual rise within seconds. An alternator is for battery charge maintenance only and should never be used to charge a dead battery. A dead battery can an will over tax the alternator for too long. A defective battery will do the same thing and it is usually why you have to change the alternator in the first place. So, If your battery is dead or extremely lpw, it should be charged with a charger Do not put a new or rebuilt Aly. sgainst a possible bad battery. It costs nothing to have your batt load tested by a auto parts store. Good Luck=Ned-.
If you're car has been running fine, then suddenly won't start, the cause is frequently that the fuel pump cutoff has been tripped. Open your trunk, and look for a label for a fuel pump cutoff switch. Locate the switch, press it in, and see if the engine will start.
Have the alternator and battery checked.
The battery may not be holding a charge.
The alternator may not be charging the battery,it should put out between 14 and 15 volts,any less the alternator is bad.