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My car wont start...

My car wont start i left my keys in ignition over night and this morning i tried to start but it didnt turn over i think it has somthing to do with the immobilizer

Mechanic's Assistant: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?

No key is fine can turn steering wheel the car just wont start it started yesterday but today,,, nothin

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car?

Vz commodore late 2004

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Commodore yourself? What have you tried so far?

Have tried undoing the battery for 30 min and then reconnected the battery

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No nothing i just want the csr to start it usually starts first go every go

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Australia Car
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AU Auto Mechanic: Gary, Australia Car Mechanic replied 6 months ago
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AU Auto Mechanic: Gary, Australia Car Mechanic replied 6 months ago

Hello there,

A few things to check if you will.

Is the battery still fully charged now, or partially flat?

Does the immobilzer light go off when you turn the ignition on?

Does the fuel gauge read normally, or dead empty?

This is real important in a VZ, since it means the engine ECM has died. Most common module failure in VZ.

You could also have a key or key reader issue.

Gary

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I had lube mobile (mobile mechanic) to check the engine and he said that the timing chain has gone and there’s less than half compression than it should have.
Do you think this is a reasonable answer??
AU Auto Mechanic: Gary, Australia Car Mechanic replied 6 months ago

I've seen many issues with VZ V6.

Stretched or snapped timing chains, badly carboned valves etc.

Uneven low compression is the usual result.

When did you last drive it?

What did the lube mobile tech say exactly?

If it has a broken chain, it needs a new engine, or al least heads off, bent valves etc.

Gary

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AU Auto Mechanic: Gary, Australia Car Mechanic replied 6 months ago

Hello again,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary

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