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December 22, 2008, 9:45 am

Mark V

Question: nothing on the car turns on when I try to turn the key

I am having a problem where if I go to turn the key, nothing happens. no engine crank, no lights. brought it in last week to a shop for a similar problem and they thought it was a starter. Got a new starter put in and the battery checked out OK.

December 30, 2008, 7:27 am

Casey M

Did they put shims on when they put on the new starter? Usually they are needed to make sure new starters are spaced correctly, if shims were not used you may be pinching the gears in the starter which would not let it rotate correctly. This is just something else to check. This could also be a bad ignition switch. (the internal part of the steering column where you put the key in)

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December 30, 2008, 7:45 am

Casey M

You may also want to check the alternator, and make sure the battery is fully charged. Depending on the tool they used to check the battery, some show that they are good and will hold a charge, but do not actually show the level they are charged to...or at all.

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December 31, 2008, 11:28 am


Could be losing 12V feed from battery, dirty connections, bad grounds, etc. Check all fuses and check for B+ 12V at ignition switch.

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