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SINGLE MOM CAR WONT START!!!I DON"T HAVE TIME 4 THIS!!!!

My car has been ok thez past few cold nights but today in Akron it's about -4 degrees and i have to go to work!I went to start my car at 7:30 this morning and it cranked like it wanted to start but it wont turn over and start!It seems to be outta gas but its about a quater tank in there so im not on "E" yet. I had someone jump it but it did not work.My radio and lights come on fine it just wont start.PLEASE HELP!!!I hate not knowing whats wrong and not having family in the area to come see besides that it is too cold to expect anyone to come see whats wrong anyways.

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  • msrachel06 Jan 16, 2009

    THANK U FOR THE RESPONSE, the person who jumped the car tried that too.Nooot with a hammer. I am at home alone so there is noone to try that now but it cranks a little just not enough to start it like its not catching or something. Someone else suggested that i turn the car in the "ON" position and let it sit 10 minutes thats what im doing now. I have had a blanket on it for a hour and half or so now so im going to try to start it n a couple minutes.WISH ME LUCK!

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Place a hair dryer or a lamp under hood or hit fuel tank while some one trys cranking it sounds like you have water in your fuel line that froze. hope this hepls

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    Roy Hyre Jan 16, 2009

    if that doesnt work place the hair dryer dead on the starter or as close as you can get let it stst on for 10 min or so wishing you luck.

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So you turn the key and the starter does nothing... i would suggest that you attempt to start it while someone hits the starter with a hammer... not that gently but don't break the starter either.

If it suddenly turns over you need a new starter. and right away because using a hammer only works a few times.

Robert

Incidentally it was minus 20 here last nite lol

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