Bought a car and its brokendown 6hrs after i got it
Hey i baught my first car today its an ea falcon for $3,000 from a lot because i had to put it on credit. Six hours and very little driving later it broke down and wont start at all. It wont even turn over. Doesnt even engage the startermotor. But all my acceseries are working apart from the hazard lights.
Also when i got to start up the car wheni put the key in and turn it all the way it comes up with the brake failure light. i gotta wait till its day to check the fuses and everything.
I got it because i needed it for work and my parents where getting if for me as a present for chistmas, next years birthday and graduation plus i pay back everything over $1000.
Because my parents where pressuring me to get one today and they didt wanna run around and we went to a yard that we found with older model cars and accepting credit cards. After a bit of nagging and argueing over it i had a choice on two different cars.
a ea falcon CFI and auto (i really wanted a manual)
267,000ish on the clock
No rust at all nowhere.
Tidy looking engine
immac intiroir apart from elbow wear on the console lid and another piece of the console just below the gearstick.
2 6x9 with cdplayer
1984 Carolla Hatchback
268,000 on the clock
not that good interior and i had to wait till monday because thered b no roadworth otherwise and i needed a car for work on monday
I only had till four cuz i had to drop my girlfriend off at work at 4pm and my parents had to be somewhere at 4pm and it about 3:45 so i had to choose and i decided on the falcon i didnt even get a chance to test drive it but it started first kick and drove very smoothly when i left
Now the shifty part is we were running late and he shoved a bunch of forms in from of our face and one of them was the waiving period note where u sign away ur right to send back the car or wait 3 days. So we were in a rush but he also told me if there were any problems just come back and he'll fix it up so i signed them
Now im gonna wait and see if the guys gonna do something about it or just screw me over. But if he does screw me over ill tell everyone what he did to me and i doubt he'll get many sales.
Neway anyone knows anything that could b the problem just throw em at me id love some help.
Well then it must be the startermotor, or lose wireing.I had the samething happen to me a couple of times.Make sure you have it in park and even move the shifter backwards and forward in park while turing the motor over,it might just need to be pushed forward a bit.hit the statermotor with something,that worked for me last time,or clean all your wireing connetions,starter,bat,coil.hope it helps,
I had the same prob one day - just nothing. But for the love of me I can't think what is was... something after the battery and cost around $110 fixed - i told Dad it was worth around $300 so I split the change with my little brother to shut him up coz he saw the RACQ receipt...
I think it was something either in the ignition system or something..
If ya starter is stuffed and u are DESPERATE to get it fixed and cant do it yourself. call Ace mobile mechanics they will come out and fix it for $260. Usually on the day u ring if u dont ring too late! Oh yer, thats if u r in melbourne :)
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