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Car wont turn over. no clicking when I try to start it

We checked the starter, altenator and batterie and all are ok. One fuse has burned out twice.

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  • Hennie v rensburg
    Hennie v rensburg May 26, 2014

    Make sure your engine is earthed with the body and to the battery, any other wires could also cause a short and have the fuse blowing. DO NOT FIT FUSES WITH A HIGHER RATING.

  • mpm359 Jun 12, 2014

    Clean wire terminals on starter, check battery cable wires from battery to starter.


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I would first have to ask, what fuse keeps burning out. The owners manual will tell you what it is for. As for the fuse that keeps burning out, this is cause by a short in the system that this fuse feeds. Were the short is i can't help without knowing what the fuse feeds.

Posted on May 10, 2014

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  • Evette Jolivette
    Evette Jolivette May 10, 2014

    it is the starter relay fuse

  • screamin May 10, 2014

    May i ask who checked the starter

  • Evette Jolivette
    Evette Jolivette May 10, 2014

    we took it off and autozone tested them

  • Evette Jolivette
    Evette Jolivette May 10, 2014

    Orileys also checked it.

  • screamin May 10, 2014

    If i maybe honest it is very hard to pin point the cause of your short. What has to happen not is that you have to follow all the wires that fuse feeds and you will need the wire diagram which you can find in a repair manaul.

  • screamin May 10, 2014

    Evette: I am still think about your problem. I was wondering, if you turn the key to the on position and due not try to start the engine does fuse blow?


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