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Starting problem I parked the car last week after work, got in a little later to go somewhere and it would not start. I turn the key and all the instramention works. Lights come on, heater blows, everything. It willl not even attempt to crank.

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    toneman2121 May 27, 2010

    check the starter fuse.



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It could be a bad starter.

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