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Help Me!!!! Help, I was driving along everything fine then my car died there is lots of gas and power at first I thought not enough power(the connection was loose) I tightened it and jumped it still would not fire what's wrong?

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    it happened the first time this morning and I tightened the bolt on the battery connector and it started working again. Then I was driving and the dash lights flickered and the car died, I wiggled the connectors again and got power but it sounded like it just was not getting enough power I pumped the gas a bit like u sometimes have to and nothing, the tow truck driver that tried to jump start it said everything was turning it might have ground out and I noticed that wires melted to one corner of my battery. Is that a little better? I'm not sure how else to describe it.

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Your question is extremly vague. There are many things in your car that can not allow the car to start.

The spark plugs may not be getting enough voltage to have adequate spark.

There may be fuel, but the injectors may not be operating properly.

There may be electronic or mechanical timing problems that are too far out because something failed.

There may be defective sensors that deal with the fuel mixture and control.


The dealer or someone who has the diagnostics setup can check the car's computer for the error codes. The mechanic can also run a full system diagnostics if necessary. With experience he may know right away what the exact cause is.

Jerry G.

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