Wind chill -35 deg..... went to start, cranked a couple of times, drained battery trying, jumped battery (cables on correct), cranked twice then nothing. Replaced battery (original) correctly, no ignition. Is there a fuse I blown trying to jump? New battery, have lights ect. No starter. Any help on what to check would be appreciated.
Found 1 dead mouse in trap in garage this morning, reinstalled starter, replaced ignition switch, no crank- investigated fus box under hood further, found full bird seed. looked at wiring below box and bingo four chewed wires one wire chewed in half! Problem solved!
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double posted, why? JUMPS OK AFTER JUMP WORKS AND DRIVING, AND STOP AND KEY OFF IT WILL NOT CRANK. did i guess right? that means , check all fuses first. even the alt fuse (large) 1-battery bad? #1 top failure all cars. 2-Charge system bad. (is the charge/ batt warn lamp glowing when running car, bingo.????
3-or phantom drains. (if no crank just after stall then it not this) if drains while sleeping yes.
the tests are easy, a dirt cheap voltmeter 13.3v to 15v running is good charge system. if 12v and falling not.
if the battery is bad, the charge system can shut down, so, the best practice is to try a know good battery out of 2nd car, do you have battery to barrow, this is TOP CHOICE< not thinner wallet.
if the good battery fails then the charge system is failing (note I said system and not a part) or the belt missing or slipping to the alternator.
btw the 4.3L PCM runs the alternator PCM is engine brain. btww, same true 2.2l engine. the regulator is in the PCM.
so is the charge/bat lamp in cluster on key on, lamp test the jump start it , it runs does the charge./batt.lamp go out. id be all over that lamp, costs nothing to look.
I just went thru same thing with my 2003 f-350 diesel. I hooked up my horse Trailor and drove to Von's parked went in came back out and truck was dead. I tried to jump it didn't work. Then over next two hours two tow truck Drivers hooked up to both batteries full power charge direct to my truck and would not start. End story required two new batteries alternator and cilanoid discussed above. In other post. Also contributing to the cause was really badly coroded cables they looked good at the connection point but wher discovered to be coroded inside the tubing just above the end connections so bow it has all been replaced and I have had no trouble since. Hope this helps. Tanya
Sounds like a bad alternator. Drained your battery and when you turned on the lights it took all the power left in your battery. When you drain a battery down that far, they are real hard to jump, and coupled with the alternator, the car is not producing enough current to start and stay running.
I would take the alternator off and take it to oyur local auto parts store to be tested. If bad, replace it and charge the battery fully before starting. Then check voltage at battery with motor running. Should be 13.2 -14 Volts DC. If not, you may have a bad battery cable or blown fusible link. (especially that if the alternator tests good).....Mike
It definetly sounds like starter motor issue....there are 2 circuits within the starter motor, one is the pullin winding, that brings the gear close to the flywheel, and the motor windings that "cranks" the motor. It sounds like the pull in windings are working but the cranking circuit has failed.
This requires a starter motor replacement.......what you can do is "lightly" tap the starter motor with a blunt object and it might start once or twice, but a replacement is highly suggested.
Sounds like a battery to me. The cold doesnt drain the battery it just makes it more difficult to produce enough energy to crank the car. If the battery is weak already, the cold just makes it worse. Replace it and move on!
i have a 1992 isuzu rodeo its 12 deg. out -5 with wind chill truck would not start today played with batt.termanal and started went 1 mile or less to bank and stalled turns over fast but will not restart went back 5 hours later started right up got back home less 1 mile stalled in drive way and wont start.........help