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Car won"t start..acts like the battery is dead .

Mother inlaws car. thought her battery was dead , recharged it. after putting it back in , seemed to have some electric activity , then heard a.. tic...tic...tic.. then the system goes completely dead . no lights , nothing, turn the key , and nothing . the car was running real good a couple months ago with a tune up... checked the 2 fuse boxes, all seems okay. Any ideas would help greatly , on a tight buget.. thanks, dave

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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    My factory alarm on my car was going off constantly and I couldn't get it to stop unless I disconnected the battery. Took it to the dealership they stated my trunk was too full and the stuff was hitting the switch not to open it but make it seem like it was trying to ajar. I cleaned my trunk completely out its empty. It was good for a week. Then last night it started going off again. Its done it 4 times since then but I am able to stop it with the clicker. Not sure what is wrong with it. Help!!!!

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We had the same problem, went thru all the fix-it lists and still it wouldnt start. we put an inexpensive push button starter under the dash, turn on the switch and it starts every time!

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Replaced battery with one more suited with the car, works perfect.seemed my old one didn't have the cranking amps needed. everything seems good now

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

Possibly the alternator. or even a bad connection on one of the wires

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