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Old 03-12-2004, 15:30   #1 (permalink)
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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".

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Re: Pimp-Mobile™ Won't Start!

Hrmm, sounds like a flat battery, but if you say you've got power for lights and such, then it could just be a loose connection at the battery which just cant quite supply enough juice to crank it.
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Re: Pimp-Mobile™ Won't Start!

I've had this problem, Does everything shut off after you hear the Click?

The battery is either lose, or something has shorted in my opinion. Check for loose wires and check the barrery terminals...

Check your high beam to test the battery...
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Re: Pimp-Mobile™ Won't Start!

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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May be unrelated Warren, Hows your fuses?
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Re: Pimp-Mobile™ Won't Start!

loose terminal....
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Re: Pimp-Mobile™ Won't Start!

Yea, you are supposed to earth the negative end of the lead on the car with the flat battery, and not connect it to the battery.
Not sure if this would have been the cause or not though?
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I have always earthed it to the Engine Pick up hook.
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Re: Pimp-Mobile™ Won't Start!

If its a single click then thats probably just a relay making the noise.

Multiple clicks like a ratchet noise would be loose terminal, etc.

Possible ECU fry because without it the car won't crank but the other lights etc should work because they don't run off the ECU current loop. To my understanding of things.

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Re: Pimp-Mobile™ Won't Start!

The starter's not interested in the ECU, have actually cranked cars with no computer at all

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