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32dmadden, Auto Repair Shop Owner
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The door chime chimes and the lights and everything works..wont start

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when I try to start my moms car it wont do anything the door chime chimes and the lights and everything works but when i turn it over it wont start.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  32dmadden replied 9 years ago.
graphicgraphic Since you have already replaced the starter the problem is the engine is no turning over. First thing to check is the battery. You will need a voltmeter to do this. With the meter connected to the battery try to start the car and watch the voltage. If it stays the same and you can't hear a clicking sound remove the battery and take it to any major auto parts store and have it tested. Next check the battery cables. With the key in the start position run a voltage drop test on each cable. I don't like to see anything over 0.5 volts. I will send a diagram on the test. If the problem is still there and all above has checked out check for 12 volts going to the starter on the small wire that connects to the starter solenoid when the key is in the start position. If no voltage check the park neutral switch and back to the ignition switch. I will send another test to do by watching the head lights. It might help you a little. Let me know if you need more help.graphic
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to 32dmadden's Post: I didnt make it clear but it doesn't even crank over
Expert:  32dmadden replied 9 years ago.
Let me send you some new scans I'm not sure if you got the right ones. Sorry about that. It always happens to me on the 1st. My scans are stored by the month. The test I sent are for it not cranking over. I'll be here if you need me.graphicgraphicgraphic
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