Car not start no life at all

Tiny
WAYNEWGC
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The car has been a bit tempermental to start for a few weeks then one morning would not start at all but was turning over could not open boot though had to leave it to get kids to school on return tried again had no life at all no lights on dash not turning over nothing asked to jump start but battery was just sparking but would not kick in he said it looks electrical have tried to start car since but there is nothing happening at all no electrics no lights nothing could really use some help cant afford to take to garage or to renault
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Monday, October 14th, 2013 AT 12:39 AM

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Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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The first step is to have the battery charged and tested.
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Monday, October 14th, 2013 AT 6:31 AM
Tiny
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Would it make any difference if I said battery was only replaced in december
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Monday, October 14th, 2013 AT 7:47 AM
Tiny
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No, not a bit.
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Monday, October 14th, 2013 AT 9:01 AM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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EVEN A BRAND NEW BATTERY RIGHT OFF THE SHELF CAN BE BAD!

NORMALLY A UNDERCHARGED BATTERY CANNOT BE TESTED CORRECTLY, HENCE, CHARGE IT BEFORE YOU TAKE IT IN.....SOME AUTO PARTS STORES WILL CHARGE IT AND TEST IT FOR FREE

THE PART WHERE YOU SAID IT WAS "JUMPED"....AND NOTHING, CAUGHT MY EYE

IF YOU HAVE CROSSED THE JUMPERS, YOU MAY HAVE BLOWN A FUSE OR FUSIBLE LINK........A REALLY BAD CONNECTION WILL ALSO EXHIBIT NO POWER TO NUTHIN'

I COULD NOT FIND YOUR RIG IN "MITCHELL I", OTHERWISE I WOULD HAVE SENT YOU A DIAGRAM OF THE STARTING SYSTEM, WHICH MIGHT SHOW THE LOCATIONS OF THESE COMPONENTS.....MAYBE Wrenchtech CAN GET YOU ONE FROM ANOTHER REPAIR SITE

SOMETHING IN MY ANSWER IN THIS LINK MIGHT POSSIBLY HELP YOU

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1996-chevrolet-tahoe-wont-start-sounds-dead-battery-jumpbox-get-same-reults

SINCE YOU SAID THIS HAS NOT BEEN GOING WELL FOR A WHILE, IF MR. BATTERY OR A BAD CONNECTION IS NOT THE PROBLEM, SOME AUTO PARTS STORES WILL TEST YOUR ALTERNATOR WHILE STILL ON THE VEHICLE, AND CAN SEE IF THE STARTER'S AMP DRAW IS IRREGULAR....STILL ON THE VEHICLE

IF BOTH THE STARTER AND ALTERNATOR ARE ORIGINAL, THEY HAVE BEEN SERVING YOU FOR MANY YEARS, IF YOUR RIG IS A "KEEPER", IT MIGHT BE OVERLY GOOD PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE TO REPLACE THEM IF/ WHEN YOU ARE ABLE TO......EVENTUALLY, THEY WILL FAIL....WHERE WILL YOU BE?

IT DON'T HURT TO BABY YOUR BABY.....MY TWO ARE 36 AND 67 YEARS YOUNG....BOTH ARE DAILY DRIVERS......I USE REPAIR MANUAL MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES AS A GUIDELINE, NORMALLY I DO THE SUGGESTIONS WELL BEFORE THE BOOKS RECOMMEND......I JUST DON'T SEE ME GETTING ANOTHER JEEP, WHEN MINE STILL WORK SO WELL

LET US KNOW WHAT YOU FIGGER OUT!

THE MEDIC

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Monday, October 14th, 2013 AT 9:23 PM

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