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Headlights come on but it won't start - 1998 Mercury Villager

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Have a load teat done on the battery as I suspect a bad cell.

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Won't start


Someone would need to check for power at the starter coming from the key switch. You could have a faulty neutral safety switch, key switch, or starter.

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Engine stalls when turn on headlights


You probably have a ground issue , looking at a wiring diagram or ground distribution diagram to see if these share a commom ground point or share power from same fuse,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoN1nou5t1Q&t=224s circuit with a high resistance problem . Do you know how to test automotive electrical circuits with a DMM - digital multi-meter , how to read an use a wiring diagram to pin point test spots in a circuit . Free wiring diagrams at http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html . Check out these videos on voltage drop testing an basic electrical testing . This is the way to find electrical problems .
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Headlights won't go off


Hello! I don't see a connection between the headlight issue and not starting...However I definitely see a connection with the accident and not starting...When you say "not starting" do you mean the starter doesn't crank the engine or it does crank the engine but won't start? Do you have a meter and a wee bit of experience using one? If you do we can isolate this fault together...Send a comment...Guru...Saailer

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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.

Jul 27, 2012 | 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

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Replaced headlight bulb now truck won't start.


It had all the symptoms of a low battery. Glad you got it figured out!

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Feb 25, 2012 | 2001 Lincoln Navigator

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99 windstar van, won't turn over,won't start, headlights won't turn off,


baterr ywas dead changed it-new battery worked-discharged once air turned on-put in 2nd bateer yseems fimne as long as you don't turn on the air-if you do there is a clicking inside radioconsole and discharges battery

Jun 17, 2011 | 1999 Ford Windstar

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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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