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On Monday after school my car was off and when I went out…

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On Monday after school...

On Monday after school my car was off and when I went out there later I heard the fan running, my stepdad said to unhook the battery and then yesterday we hooked it back up and tried to jump it but it still wont start

Mechanic's Assistant: Lots of things can cause problems with the battery. The Mechanic will know what to do. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?

Hopefully

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Auto Mechanic: Gary, Technician replied 2 years ago
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can you tell me the year and make and model of this car ?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
a 2002 mustang
Auto Mechanic: Gary, Technician replied 2 years ago

with the jumpstart on the car are all the dash lights lit up ?

which fan was running ? the coolant fan under the hood or the inside heater fan ?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
all the lights light up and its the coolant fan under the hood
Auto Mechanic: Gary, Technician replied 2 years ago

and it will not physically crank over at all ? not even a click from the starter ?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
it sounds like its about to turn on but then it just keeps cranking
Auto Mechanic: Gary, Technician replied 2 years ago

will it run on starting fluid ?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I don't know where to put the starting fluid at?
Auto Mechanic: Andrew Martin,
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Hello, maybe I can help. Before you unhooked the battery, was the car starting and running normally?

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Auto Mechanic: Andrew Martin,
 replied 2 years ago

If the vehicle was starting fine before disconnecting the battery, the passive anti-theft system may have been tripped by disconnecting the battery. Try locking and unlocking the driver door with the key, or if you have a remote, lock and unlock the car with the remote with all doors and the hood closed. Then try to start the vehicle.

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