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I own a 2009 Galant. My battery went dead, I jump it, drove

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I own a 2009 Galant. My battery went dead, I jump it, drove it home, replaced the battery and now it won't start. What do I do. Mike Meyer ***@******.***
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Doug replied 1 year ago.
Hi Mike,
Just to be clear, you drove it home on the jumpstarted original battery, then installed the replacement battery afterward and it will not start?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That's correct. The engine turns over, but will not start. Like its not getting fuel.
Expert:  Doug replied 1 year ago.
Hmm, that is pretty unusual considering the order of events.
When you turn the key on, does the Service Engine light still do its bulb test?
Were the battery terminals disassembled at all or just unclamped from the battery post was all?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The battery cables were just unclamped. the service engine light does light.
Expert:  Doug replied 1 year ago.
I can only imagine that perhaps a fuse popped... if it ran on the way home and all that was changed was the battery removed and replaced and the terminals were not disassembled or anything, there really isn't much else to suspect.
Do you have a test light you can use to check to make sure all of the fuses (lighting fuses aside) have power on both tabs?
If not/or in addition, can you check for spark while cranking?