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Will not start unless jumped

I have replaced the battery and alternator and I am still having to jump the car for it to start.

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Make sure everything including the radio is off and doors closed. Disconnect the negative battery cable and hook up a non-powered test light from the - battery terminal to the disconnected - battery cable end. If it lights, you have a voltage draw. (The trunk light could be the culprit).

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SOURCE: car wont start; tried jumping

when you jump your car, is the engine cranking?

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Car won't start. Makes a sizziling or "zzzz" noise when key is turned on.

Had car checked again at dealership. They stated they checked the charging system and battery would not hold a charge. Found a bad cell in the battery. The alternator was working fine. Battery replaced. Car has been starting fine since battery replaced.

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SOURCE: Anti theft alarm going on and off after replacing battery.

u can try to put key in drivers door lock & un lock it manually some times this will work

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SOURCE: I have a 2003 Honda Civic LX 4door, it won't start

check the main fuses you must have blown one or two fuses

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SOURCE: i jump start my car

This is 'nornal': when you loose battery power or remove the car battery, the anti-theft funtion of your radio system will be enabled: you need to consult your specific car (radio) user manual to enter the radio security code which is normally a 4 digit code (originally provided when with new car manual or the radio if it is an aftermarket radio). The original car dealer may also have the radio security code.

Hope it heps.

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