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Car stops working

Sometimes my car stops working. nothing works: no lights, sounds or anything like that. only thing that helps is disconnecting and reconnecting the battery. any ideas?

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Sounds like you have a big intermittent short in the main feed

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SOURCE: entire 1996 blazer electrical dies when starter solenoid engaged

bad ground cable,use a jumper cable from negative to alternator bracket, if it starts thats it.

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SOURCE: tryed to start my car and nothing no sounds at all

starter possible

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SOURCE: air conditioner works fine on both sides but

Hello and welcome. this is caused by a bad temp door actuator for the drivers side temp door. it is stuck on cold. the temp door actuator will need to be replaced to repair this concern. here is a picture. it is mounted to the drivers side of heater a/c case, behinde the dash.


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SOURCE: When I open the doors normally everything shuts

you will have to look for the wiring diagram to find this but try finding the relay switch had same thing happen to my 94 camaro and that's what I dif

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SOURCE: 1981 oldsmobile delta 88.... I

Not to worry a fuse blew, delta 88 have fuseable links that are equipt in certain area there are some at the starter they blow open. There are some at the positive battery connection that controls dash and ignition switch, so the one we are going after is the ignition switch controls so when you turn the key on inside light goes on and door jam light goes on and better yet the key in ignition goes on. lets hunt that fuse down. First a fuseable link is a wire that allows heavy current to flow through it if it exceed the rated amperage it blows open 2 ways it opens youll see it seperated or you put your hand on it andtug it and it stretches because the wire seperated internally.So go to the positive of the battery are there link there do you see opens how about tugging anything stretched out. okay lets goe to the starter are they open or stretched if you find any open or stretch you need to replace it. now do you have a fuse box the one in the engine compartment is called a battery junction box look for fuses that went open.If everything is intact and looks good now lets go the the ignition area take a peek along the steering column. and turn the key see the rod that moves. as you turn the key that called a strut iginition rod. follow it it will lead to a juction that is called electrical ignition switch feel and move some of those with the key on and if you get power on(You will have to have the key on to do this) there you will find the problem. let me know

Posted on Apr 23, 2011

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