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I have a new batttery and power is getting to all systems. However, car will not start or turn over. Does nothing when I turn iginition key. What could be wrong?

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    This is a 1996 Mercedes C220

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Some cars require the clutch to be engaged . auto transmissions require the shift lever to be in N or P . If any of these safety features are faulty the starter will not engage.

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If your car has a security system you will need to reset that before the car will start.

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Testimonial: "I am not sure how to reset the security system. I inserted the key in the door and locked and unlocked it but that did not make a difference."

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SOURCE: turn the key and nothing happens,no crank,no sound,no start

It seems that you have a loose wire, bad connector or perhaps the main computer itself that is causing a problem If the shop is not seeing any codes, or codes come and go, likely I'm right...but someone is going to have to actually do some intensive testing to find the real cause. You can likely get another computer from a local scrapyard far cheaper than what the dealer will charge you...as far as wiring, you need a good accurate schematic a good volt/ohmeter and lots of time to trace wiring. When checking connectors test the pin, then probe the wire going into the pin...often the problem is where a wire meets the backside of the pin, either corroding or breaking..This also applies to any modules such as the security system...what you see on the dash does not always tell you that connection to components is good. This is not a "fix, but rather, a direction to go in. (exactly what I"d need to do if I was there)
Right now, everything is suspect including fuel system, till you rule it out!!!

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have a locksmith repair the ignition system and programme new keys

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SOURCE: I turn the key to start and nothing.

have ur battery checked first if battery charge is fine then have a car electrical system malfunction....

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SOURCE: I have a 1992 saab 900S 2.1 non-turbo engine, The

The issue with starting systems is that there are many things that may be wrong with it. It certainly sounds like an electrical problem. I'm going to give you a way to check to see if it is actually the starter itself that may be bad. if you can physically reach the starter(on some you may not be able to) LIGHTLY tap on it with a hammer and then try to start it. DO NOT hit it very hard because this may cause the starter to become inoperable if it isn't already. if you turn the key and the batter just gets drained dead then I would sound to be a starter issue as well. These electrical issues are looked at by trained professionals in legal service shops.

As a licensed and certified mechanic I would highly recommend you have it tested before you start throwing parts at it because that may be VERY costly.and time consuming. when properly diagnosed you can save time, money, and a massive headache.

Hope this helps you out!

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