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Car won't start has no power or spark no headlights or brake lights and the engine won't turn over

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Have a load test done on the battery as it appears that there is a dead cell and the battery is no good.

Posted on Oct 13, 2013

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  • Bill Boyd Oct 13, 2013

    I would still test the battery as new batteries have a warranty because they are known to be no good from new.

  • tina grantier
    tina grantier Oct 13, 2013

    it was the battery cable thank you so much

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SOURCE: Inside lights and radio come on but headlight and

check your battery or try a jump

Posted on May 15, 2012

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92 ACCORD what causes the gauges to quit working when the brake pedal is depressed, another problem is turning on the headlights and the engine dies any answer's ?


Hi Christopher:
I'd be checking to make sure that the grounds are nice and clean and working properly. When you step on the brake pedal you are activating a switch that sends power to the brake lights. The brake lights share bulbs with the signals and emergency flashers, so it is also possible that a dead short in any of those components could "steal" the power from the ignition.
At this point, it's a trouble shoot game for you to figure out what is working, and what is not.
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the trans only blocks cranking so we can ignore the overdrive lamp.
when car will not start, (state , what engine you have first)? 2.0L I4 or V6?
the first thing to check is .
is the gas tank above 1/4?
is there spark. on all 4 to 6 spark plugs.
are all fuses good.
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2002 Grand Marquis headlights won't turn off with switch, won't go out until vehicle is turned off


Might these be "driving lights"?
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These lights not only look like headlights, in fact some cars even have the headlights themselves come on when the engine is running. Look as some more (several) 2002 Grand Marquis's and see if they are the same.
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Car won't turn over


few things to look at . does the fuel pump come on when you turn the key to the start position? was the check engine light? do you know if you have spark? if you spray starter fluid in the throttle body will it start?

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Saturn sl1 won't turn over when dome light and radio won't work


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MY PLYMOUTH GRAND VOYAGER 'S HEADLIGHT'S AND DASH LIGHTS WORK, BUT THE ENGINE WON'T TURN OVER. THERE IS NO SPARK COMING FROM THE ELECTRICAL WIRES.


When you say no spark, are you talking about the spark plugs, or just the general wiring?

If the engine won't turn over, then it isn't moving, and if it isn't moving then you need to check the following in this order:

1) Does the battery have power i.e. around 12.4 volts or over?No? Charge, test or replace battery.

2) Do the car's head lights dim considerably if turned on when attempting to crank? Yes? Possible lack of battery charge or faulty battery.

3) Assuming the battery is fine, can you turn the dash warning lights on and off with the key? No? Faulty ignition switch.

4) Is there a click sound when you turn the key, but no starter motor spin? Check starter motor connections or replace starter motor.


If none of the above prove to be of help, then please report.

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It won't turn over


Try this procedure:
Check the battery like this:
Turn on the headlights, then try to start the car.
If the headlights do not dim or go out, then the battery is likely ok.
Check that the battery cable plus post, goes to the starter, Minus post to a good ground, like the engine.
If wiring is ok, then look at the starter solenoid for a good connection, and proper voltage at the starter.
Problem is most likely the Solenoid's bendix gear or starting relay, Have someone bang on the starter while you try to start the car. This usually works by dislodging the bendix gear..
Hope this helps.

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No brake light no running lights no dash lights if u play with the headlight switch u can get every thing to work but brake lights but when u press the brake it turns your headlights off


Hi,
I'll make it brief( something wrong w/ my ISP ).
You got problem in the light switch assembly, the plastic cam is already melted and failed to push the metal contactors to the contact points. Replace is necessary.
The brake and headlight problem, better check the shorted wire in the relay and fuse box in the engine area, there is a shorted wire that stealing the power of the headlight relay, thus it turns off when you step on brakes.

Recommendation: Better have a tech to check on that, a total check up of the lighting and brake light harness is required, the main harness under your steering must be check thoroughly.

Hope that helps!

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My trailblazer wont turn on and it says to check the brake system wat can i do


won't turn on? you mean start?
do headlights come on?
check brake light won't keep it from starting

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