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Doctor Ouchie
02-17-2005, 11:30 AM
Out the blue, my car decides to die on me. Tried jump starting a handful of times, even though there's plenty of juice in the 3 month old battery. Went and checked all the fuses, all looks good. Tried leaving the ignition in the "ON" position for about 10 minutes, didn't work either. The only thing I'm getting is a click from the motor and no attempt to start.

This is the second time it's happened, the first time it started up about 20 minutes later randomly.

Also my car's been sitting around dead for about 2 months (went to Marine Combat Training and then was at my job school for a while), anything I should do with the car before I start using it regularly? I also didn't put any sort of fuel stabilizer into my tank before I left, should I be concerned about that? Thanks:boogie:

02-17-2005, 11:42 AM
Alternator maybe?

Doctor Ouchie
02-17-2005, 11:43 AM
Good idea, I'll check that out;)

/Edit: Nope, don't think it's the alternator, it was replaced right before I got the car. But I'll have someone with a little more knowledge than me look at it.

02-17-2005, 11:43 AM
corroded battery cables/bad battery? is my guess. if not faulty starter.