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I cant determine what exactly is the problem. it has been hard to start about 40 percent of the time before this happened, but usually i would just get a jump or charge my battery and it would start

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SOURCE: Replaced battery, started 5 - 6 times, new battery ded.

Nope, but they are usually near the battery, solenoid or starter (where main service wires are)

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Replaced radiator, water pump and timing belt- car

Sounds like the timing may be off, due to the timing belt. If it runs poorly.
Bring it back for a follow up.

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SOURCE: our lincoln will start some

Try searching for something draining your battery while the car is off such as lights, radio. That would be your first step.

Posted on May 11, 2011

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SOURCE: I have a problem starting

have charging system checked, autozone or advance will do it for free

Posted on May 28, 2011

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