WHY WONT MY CAR TURN OVER

  • Tiny
  • velvettw
  • 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix
  • 18,000 miles

Car wouldn't start. I jumped it and it started right up but as soon as I unhooked the cables it died. I replaced the alternator and still wouldn't start without a jump and again would die when cables were removed. Switched out the battery and still nothing. Spark plugs were recently replaced and on the rest drive it kept dieing but started again then the third time it died I was unable to get it started without s jump and unable to keep it going after disconnected

Sunday, October 7th, 2012 AT 11:18 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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  • 25,502 posts

First, charge the battery and make sure all the conncections are good and tight

check the voltage at the battery. It should be 12.6 engine off and 14.5 engine running

Roy

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Sunday, October 7th, 2012 AT 11:22 PM
  • Tiny
  • velvettw
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Battery was tested and is working fine

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Sunday, October 7th, 2012 AT 11:26 PM
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  • ASEMaster6371
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Ok, and the voltages? I am looking for them to see if your cables are clean and tight

Roy

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Sunday, October 7th, 2012 AT 11:28 PM
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  • velvettw
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It's a side mount battery and everything is clean with no corrosion on any of the connectors

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Sunday, October 7th, 2012 AT 11:32 PM

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