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Car lights are coming on when I turned the key but nothing else. No clicking or any kind of noise. I put a new battery in and still nothing. I know it's only 10 degrees out but what could be wrong?

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the car in "Park" or "Neutral?" Do you know if your car has a "wheel lock" feature?

In park, not sure about feature.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '10 Ford?

Crown Victoria 1999

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

Nothing really, just changed battery

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

I don't think so.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** welcome to just answers! I will be assisting you with all of your vehicle questions today. Give me one moment while I review your question and come back with a answer. Please be aware I do not know your skill level or abilities so I will be asking a lot of questions and in a lot of cases we will respond to each other quite a lot before we find a solution. As far as phone calls are concerned that is the system prompting you, not me, and they do cost more money, I prefer text but in some cases a phone call is required. If I don’t answer right away or quickly in conversation I am helping another customer or have stepped out for a moment and will respond as soon as I can. Ok lets get started!

So t was tarting before the batter was installed?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No, it is extremely cold and I knew battery was on last leg. It wouldn't even click when I turn the key on. Tried jumping but still nothing. Then went and got new battery, installed it and still nothing.
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

Ok so have someone try to start it and check the starter signal wire on the starter and also check voltage at main power wire

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
you think it might be the starter?
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

I dont know but this will tell us if its a power or starter issue

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