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Why No Power: I have a 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor. After parking for approximately 30 minutes, I returned to my car and found it will not start. There is no power, the horn does not work, the power doors do not respond. There are no lights on the dash, nor does the radio work. It is entirely unresponsive, and the key rotates without a response from the car.A friend came with a battery jump. He only connected ONE side...the ground. At that point, there was a clicking noise coming from the car. Turning the key caused the car to start. It is almost as if connecting the battery jump to the ground terminal 'reset' something.I drove to my next destination (20 minutes), turned the car off when I parked, and immediately checked to see if it would turn on for me. It does not. No power...no response when I turn the key...again...nothing.What could cause this behavior?? HELP!

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Hi, I would check the negative connection to the battery. It might be that when the put the jumper cable on it made a good connection. I would take the negative cable off of the battery, clean the post and then reconnect it. Be sure to tighten is securely . Also be sure not to have the disconnected wire come in contact with the positive side of the battery. Hope this helps.

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My wife's ford had a fault which turned out to be part of the car design. Having a front wheel touching against the curb turned off the car ignition.
I wonder if your alternator is crook. A volt meter across the car battery while it is running should read 13.4 volts or higher. If the voltage is lower the car battery will not charge.. A jump start will use the other vehicles battery and alternator to put charge into your battery so that the car will start. However if your car's alternator is crook the battery is not getting charged and as soon as you turn off your engine the charge is not enough to turn over the engine.
Would suggest you go to a car battery dealer and they can test your alternator and your car battery to see if they are both ok.

Posted on Mar 11, 2017

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sounds to me that you have an igniton problem not a starter problem and or if you have or had an alarm system could be cause if u do give me feedback and i will explain but seems that your starter is fine from what u say but if you think in terms of the elemts to start a vehicle batery gives pwoer to ignition which sends to starter which gives spark etc i would check you ignition system something is causeing a short and not alowing starter to function

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Starter, altinator

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