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Car won't start

Just charged the battery and the car will not start. it cranks but won't turn over

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  • harold502 Apr 13, 2009

    yes i did. can it be the timming chain

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Did you make sure the post are clean and the mounts are tight on the post ? did the car turn over befor changing the battrey ?

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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    JEFFrey BAKER Apr 13, 2009

    did you make sure the post are clean and the mounts are tight on the post ? did the car turn over befor changing the battrey ?

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    JEFFrey BAKER Apr 13, 2009

    THATS A GOOD POSSIBILITY THE TIMEING CHAIN BUT FIRST DID YOU MAKE SURE YOUR GETTING 14 VOLTS FROM YOUR BATTREY ? EVEN THOUGH YOU CHARGED IT YOU MAY NOT HAVE ENOUGH COLD CRANKING AMPS

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