My car would not start at all. When I turned the key. Absolutely nothing. Dash lights would briefly come on, but the turn of the key would result in nothing and then the key not returning to the final stop and unable to take key from ignition. When jumped, it ran fine, but the moment it was turned off, there was again no power to anything, not even enough to use the key fob to lock the doors.
The complete battery ensemble was replaced four months ago, so shouldn't be the issue.
I took the car to the mechanic today. He called to tell me the throttle body needed to be replaced. He however told me that in replacing this, there was a chance a computer/sensor/component could have also gone bad, needing to be replaced also.
Wondering several things. Is this common, what sensor/computer part could go along with the throttle body that he's quoting at upwards of $500 and knowing this is his recommendation, does it seem to be what will fix the problem?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 AT 8:28 PM