For the past couple of days I have been experiencing some starting problems with my car. At first it seemed to only happen when the car has not been used for several hours when the temperature has dropped, but now it happens every time the engine has been turned off. The problem is that when I try to start the car it sounds as if it were trying to turn over but doesn't. The radio, lights, and the mirrors are also affected. The headlights blink on and off and the radio won't turn on. The interior lights get dim and the mirrors move very slowly. Also there is a clicking noise when turning the key. I thought that maybe its the battery but after it finally starts after 10 or 15 minutes of trying the DIC shows the battery is fine with 14 volts but the time, trip, timer, etc. Is reset. Could this be a battery problem or maybe the starter or alternator problem? FYI- I have had a check engine scan done and the codes that came up are P0430, P0496, U1016, and B0561(which I can't seem to find much info on this particular code, but it shows system disabled, infor stored invalid, serial data, received) would these have anything to do with the no start issue?
Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 1:38 AM