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Let's split this problem into two components. You likely have a power drain from a bad part, because replacing a defective battery will restore most cars to a running condition. You need to find the bad part which will restore the car to a running condition.
You will not get help from the past records locked in the onboard computer because depowering the system erased the memory. So you can hook up a scanner and try to detect new faults or do it the old fashion way.
You need to see whether you have fuel or spark. You did not indicate what vehicle you are driving, Ford-made products have an Inertia safety switch which could cut off the fuel pump but will not short out the system. If you cranked the car until the battery died, then this is a possible source for why the car would not start. Its a simple fix, no parts needed, just using a reset button to restore fuel flow.
If you have fuel and no spark, you need to see where you are dropping the power. If you register on the Autozone.com site and go to the HELP sections at the bottom of the page; there are free wiring and fusebox diagrams.
A stuck Relay can cause some of your problems in both fuel and spark systems. A loose connection on a ground wire for some of your major systems can also prevent starting.
If you are driving a Diesel powered vehicle, some of the answers I have provided will not apply.
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Posted on Jan 11, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: BATTERY WENT DEAD, CLICKING WHEN
battery went dead because the rear windshield wiper didn't go off during the night, as soon as you put a new battery, the wiper start to working and won't stop. probably the switch out of order, A/C doesn't work, check the fuse.
Posted on Jul 27, 2008
Yes the key needs to be reprogramed to the car. Unfortunately that will have to be done by the dealer. Make sure that you have plenty of proof that you are the owner. They will reprogram it but you will not take posession of the car until you prove it is yours.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
queens english please before i call the gunboats,no dammed frogs to stop us now.What are you calling idiot lights please this is a new one to me ,just learnt what a pigs tail is,next i might remember the difference between the trunk and hood.Neverheard of a liberty ??peugeot ?? what model and please dont say liberty as never seen this model in spain,if its like a 205 or 406 then near the battery their is some big heavy fuses ,check these as they often corrode on the connection terminals ,should have a big plastic cover over them .look carefully
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
SOURCE: 1996 Nissan Maxima - unlock
If the antitheft system is armed and isn't recognizing the key for starting, the dealer should be the next place it should be towed for reprogramming the key to the computer.
Posted on Oct 12, 2010
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