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I just tried starting my car but it didn't. Nothing happens.

Customer Question

I just tried starting my car but it didn't. Nothing happens. No light turns on.
How can I fix it? I need to use it tomorrow morning
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  jazzmaster replied 1 year ago.

what is the year/make /model and engine size please .

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Sorry. I meant to say GMC Yukon XL 2001

Expert:  jazzmaster replied 1 year ago.

ok, you have no headlights/radio/heater blower motor etc ?

Expert:  jazzmaster replied 1 year ago.

also, no lights come on in the dash either ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No lights at all come on

Expert:  jazzmaster replied 1 year ago.

how old is the battery and have you had it checked ?

Expert:  jazzmaster replied 1 year ago.

the battery has to be checked with a battery load tester ,it may show 12 volts but could have a bad cell to cause it to not work .

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I don't know the answer to this question because I bought this car from someone 2 months ago.

But how can I fix it?

Expert:  jazzmaster replied 1 year ago.

first check the connections at the battery ,see if they are tight and not corroded or broken off even ..

next try to jump the battery with another vehicle ,if it don/t start or give you lights ,then it will be another issue than a dead battery ,however when you jump it or try charging it up,and still don't have lights ,then that points to maybe something else other than a battery problem .

and you should have the battery tested at a parts store or even Walmart will check the battery for you ...jazzmaster ..

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I just had someone give me a jump. The lights came on but car didn't start.

Tried several times.whay can we do?

Expert:  jazzmaster replied 1 year ago.

Did you let it charge for awhile before trying to start it ?

does the vehicle turn over/crank but won't start ? or does it turn over slower than usual ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

All fixed. thanks

Expert:  jazzmaster replied 1 year ago.

glad to have helped you.please rate me positive ,if I did help and thank you ...jazzmaster