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12-12-2010, 11:53 AM
Car died on me in traffic (thats always fun), so I got a jump took it to advanced auto and they tested it, I needed a new battery.

So I got one, and on the way the car just quit and now it wont start at all. It tries to turn over, but wont do it. Anything I should try?

12-12-2010, 12:58 PM
Maybe the alternator is not functioning and thus not charging your battery and once the battery dies then you have no power to keep the car running.
Charge up the battery, start the car and meter the battery leads while the car is running, it should be around 14volts dc. If not, your alternator is not working.

12-13-2010, 01:43 PM
alternator is new, and they checked that as well.

12-13-2010, 01:56 PM
Did the spark plug wire fall off one of them?

12-13-2010, 03:17 PM
Any vaccuum lines come off?

12-14-2010, 06:44 PM
vaccuum lines good. I will check the plugs tonight, buy would that make it totally shut off