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Replaced battery and wont start

Hi, Had a corroded battery cable (positive side) so we replaced it and hooked it up and nothing...then we thought it was the battery...went to pep boys bought a new one, put it on and still nothing but a click...lights work and everything else seems to work but just wont start...any suggestions?

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    pattyrakus Apr 14, 2013

    Thanks Bluevelvet...Thats exactly what it was...the battery cable..smh!

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Have you had the alternator checked lately?
or maybe the egnition switch?
have you checked the spark plugs or the spark plug wires?

Posted on Dec 02, 2012

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    pattyrakus Dec 02, 2012

    yes, it all started when we changed the cable, getting so fustrated...was driving fine until we noticed the cable was really corroded...thought to buy a new one so I wouldnt get stranded...put it on and now its going no where

  • do you think new battery cables would help, I know we've had to get new battery cables and even have the alternator checked also

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SOURCE: Saab 9 3, 2003. Battery acid covering post

Most likely not a battery problem. Since the battery is fairly new, a good charge should restore it. As far as the corrosion, A thorough cleaning of the battery cables should suffice and replacement shouldn't be necessary.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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SOURCE: car alarm going off after replace positive cable

If you do not have the remote control for the alarm (which can sometimes be purchased on ebay) You will have to uninstall the alarm.
The alarm is wired between the ignition coil wire coming from the ignition switch if the car is turning over and just wont start.
This can be complicated because of the amount of wiring, You have to cut the alarm wires out 1 at a time and match the cars wires back together.
I just did this for someone on a toyota recently and you really have to pay attention or put a peice of tape on each wire writing the color for example(white wire with rd stripe or white wire with red stripe ect.)
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SOURCE: I have a 1992 saab 900S 2.1 non-turbo engine, The

The issue with starting systems is that there are many things that may be wrong with it. It certainly sounds like an electrical problem. I'm going to give you a way to check to see if it is actually the starter itself that may be bad. if you can physically reach the starter(on some you may not be able to) LIGHTLY tap on it with a hammer and then try to start it. DO NOT hit it very hard because this may cause the starter to become inoperable if it isn't already. if you turn the key and the batter just gets drained dead then I would sound to be a starter issue as well. These electrical issues are looked at by trained professionals in legal service shops.

As a licensed and certified mechanic I would highly recommend you have it tested before you start throwing parts at it because that may be VERY costly.and time consuming. when properly diagnosed you can save time, money, and a massive headache.

Hope this helps you out!

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