Ok so car wouldnt start changed the battery that.

Tiny
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Ok so car wouldnt start changed the battery that did nothing someone said the starter got someone over to jumpstart it it started but wouldnt stay running is that the fuel pump or the alternator plz help me thank you Veronica
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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 1:39 AM

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Tiny
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Veronica:

I need more info. Did the engine stall after removing the jumper cables? Have you check fuel pump pressure? Have you had the battery load tested to see if it is good? (Most parts stores will do it for free as well as check the alt. However, at this point, I am not questioning the alt).

Let me know,
Joe
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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 1:41 AM
Tiny
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Replacing the battery kills the computer memories-might need to relearn its idle speed thru the IACV
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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 1:47 AM
Tiny
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Ok it was jumped on the starter not with cables with a bar and no cause it is sitting in my yard about half an hr from the closest city the battery is brand new
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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 1:50 AM
Tiny
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I'm a little confused. If you had to jump it to start it, that tells me there is a problem with power getting to the starter. As far as it not wanting to continue running, then I would say to check fuel pressure.
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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 2:00 AM
Tiny
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Ok thats what I was thinking if maybe it was a connection the car is usually in toronto ontario area and it was brought to me in sudbury ontario where there is a ton of snow and salt on the roads :(
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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 2:13 AM
Tiny
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I live in PA and know what you are talking about
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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 3:38 AM
Tiny
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Just need some advice before someone tries to screw me over and charge me for soemthing I dont need
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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 4:18 AM
Tiny
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It is hard to say. You have two different problems that may or may not be related. The new battery should have taken care of the cranking problem. If it didn't the starter may be bad. It will need checked. Next is the issue that it won't stay running when it does start. That could be several things too. If the check engine light is on, you can have the computer scanned to identify trouble codes.
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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 4:24 AM
Tiny
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Well the stater isnt changed yet the guy went under too a bar and jumped it to start it that way it started jsut wouldnt stay running for very long
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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 4:48 AM
Tiny
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When you turnon the key you can hear the fuel pump kick on
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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 4:49 AM
Tiny
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Was the check engine light on when it was running?
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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 4:50 AM
Tiny
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It was always on since she bough the car she had it in to a mechanic a few weeks ago
they said nothing was worng with it
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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 4:52 AM
Tiny
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If that light was on, that means there are trouble codes stored in the computer. They should have scanned the computer to identify what the codes were. Check to see if there are any parts stores that will lend you a scanner so you can read the codes and tell me what they are.
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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 4:56 AM
Tiny
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CAN YOU DO THIS TEST WHEN IT RUNS ---AS LONG AS IT DOES?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bzz7P3qNHcE

IF THE BATTERY IS LOW--AND NOT BEING RECHARGED---'CAUSE THE ALTERNATOR AIN'T WORKIN'

A JUMP START MIGHT PROVIDE ENOUGH POWER TO CHARGE THE BATTERY A TEENY BIT!

ENOUGH TO CRANK IT---AND THEN RUN IT FOR A FEW SECONDS OR MINUTES

THIS VOLT METER MAY COST $5 - $20.....USEFUL FOR LATER TOO!

THIS MAY BE A BAD ALTERNATOR---BLOWN FUSE OR FUSIBLE LINK---LOOSE OR BAD CONNECTION

YOUR RESULTS WOULD TELL US MORE ABOUT WHAT DIRECTION TO FOLLOW

LET US KNOW YOUR FINDINGS

THE MEDIC
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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 5:03 AM
Tiny
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Ok well right now I am in toronto the car is in sudbury andi wont be there till next week some time
sorry
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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 5:03 AM
Tiny
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Doc-I love the Nativity but mine 3X smaller just put my stuffs away after 3 Kings the 6th-My Novena

Joseph, slow down you're faster than a speeding bullet

Have nice evening gentlemen and goodnite-
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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 5:15 AM

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