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Engine won't crank.

I tried to jump start my car and got nothing, even interior lights never came on. When I turn the key I get no sound at all..

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Sounds to me like you need to check the terminals on your battery. Make sure they are nice and tight, if it still doesn't work, a new battery may be in order as the old one may not be able to hold a charge. If this problem continues, i suggest getting professional help from your loal car mechanic.

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