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New serpentine belt put on. Car won't start with it on and taken off. Ran started fine before. Brand new batteries( 2) won't even try to crank over no error codes on my cheap reader

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Did you disconnect the battery?

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Posted on Dec 30, 2016

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  • Sean hillin Dec 30, 2016

    Yes a few times. First put belt on changed the new batterie to be sure

  • Andrew Taylor
    Andrew Taylor Dec 30, 2016

    Aha, you have invoked the antitheft system. Disconnect the battery for 2 hours. Put the key in the ignition, but not switched on. Connect the battery. The chip in the key and the chip in the ignition lock will be recognised by the ECU and will be re-paired. As it was, the ECE only saw the chip in the ignition lock and wonders where this key that is being used to start the car came from?

  • Sean hillin Dec 30, 2016

    On a 07 dodge nitro? I'll try but I'm not sure it has the capability to

  • Andrew Taylor
    Andrew Taylor Dec 30, 2016

    Would imagine it does have alarm and anti-theft system, most modern cars do.

  • Sean hillin Dec 30, 2016

    I'll let ya know. Thank you

  • Andrew Taylor
    Andrew Taylor Dec 30, 2016

    Has to be two hours to dissipate all the residual power in the circuits and components.

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SOURCE: No crank, no start, new battery

I've ha the same problem on my 95 civic. Changed the starter, a relay, checked the ignition switch, distributor... and found it was a faulty ground from engine to engine compartment. To check this last solution, simply attach a wire big enough between the engine and chassis and turn the ignition key. If the car starts, you've found your problem!

Hope this can help.

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SOURCE: 2004 A 8L won"t start

starter wont click because there's not enough "juice" to turn it over. this isnt because of the battery as you have just replaced it. it is due to a bad alternator recharging the battery as you drive. if it were only a fuse it would be the solenoid in the starter. but if it had started after you installed the battery then its not the solenoid. solution: buy a refurbished alternator and

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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SOURCE: car wont start

I think you have a bad fuseable link. Also,
I suspect your alternator is not charging your battery.

You have power with the new one, and it ran for the 20 minutes on your old battery. There also may be a
starter relay unit under the hood.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

gordanddar
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SOURCE: engine cranks car won't start

Sorry..... 1 notch off is just not good enough. It has to be exact , then if it doesn't run start looking at other posibilities.

Remember that the camshaft turns twice eash time the crank turns once. The distributor rotor works off a gear on the cam.
Your rotor could be off a bit , or it could look exactly perfect the way it was when tou took it out , and still be 180 degrees off.
You have to get your engine to "top dead center" and make sure everything is the way it should be.

A timing chain ( or belt ) can cause permanent and fatal damage to the valve train and pistons in motors that are "interference engines" Find out weather yours is. In a non-interference engine , the clearance between the valves and the pistons is large enough to alow them to move out of time without crashing into each other. An interference engine is not so forgiving.

The fact that your engine cranks makes me hopefull that it is a non interference engine , and that damage has not been done.

Try to find a haynes manual for you vehicle , it will walk you through the steps for most repairs.

Posted on May 10, 2009

Sean80000
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SOURCE: 87 f250 drained brand new battery

I would first have the alternator checked by an auto electrician to ensure it is working correctly and is providing the correct volume of current. It may be faulty and when driving you will be drawing battery power instead of power from the alternator to run the electrics. This will drain the battery.

Alternators do not last forever and if you are still running the original unit it is likely to be on it's last legs and you will need a replacement unit.

Posted on Nov 30, 2009

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