We gave someone a jump start last night, now the car won't start.
I suspect perhaps I may have caused an electrical spike? I know there's a whole way of going about doing jump starts, but I didn't do it yesterday...
Of course it could be something completly unrelated, but if it is as I suspect, is there anything I should be looking for?
The car doesn't crank over.. there's power(radio, lights, everything still works), but no crank. I turn the key and all I hear is a "click".
Yeh probably knocked a battery terminal loose. The ECU has nothing to do with the starter so it wouldn't be that. In any case it wouldn't have gone on running after the spike had you killed the computer
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