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Hello, replaced starter and column ignition switch, and I still have no power to start the car. The horn does not honk, light do not work.... Thanks John

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  • cbranson91 Sep 05, 2008

    drove car earlier in the day went to start it and the gagues on the dash went haywire now we can't get anything to work no radio or dash operation replaced battery (it was dead)still wont start stuck in park

  • bobscompound Dec 25, 2008

    my car started having this foul (egg) odor in the interior. I changes the battery and the battery light came on. The attendant at pet Boys said that it was the alternator that was killing the batteryI dont know?? I had them replace the battery again and it is once agian starting to smell like eggs--please help

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What year? Could be voltage regulator, fuseable link, etc

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