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I changed my head out and my car will crank but wont stay running. what else could be the problem?

I tried to jump it off but that ddnt work

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Take out control moduler and have it checked. a bad one will cause it to do that

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SOURCE: my car won't turn over, everything works, but doesn't make a noise when I try to start it

Go under the car and see if you have 12 volts at the purple wire to the starter solenoid when the key is held to crank position, the wire may be broken or the starter solenoid is defective.

Posted on Jun 08, 2012

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