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Car wont start?!?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by JToolz, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. JToolz

    JToolz Junior Member

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    Ok I just put a 2000 Si engine into a 96 hatch and it started perfectly. The battery was really weak and just changed it and now it wont start. I put a new positive battery cable on it and it still is dead. All the lights come on in the dash so I know it isnt the igniton switch. Any ideas? I need help badly. It just doesnt make sense that it started perfectly on the weak battery and now I swapped it out and the motor wont even turn over. HELP?!?
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    check the starter
     
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    Make sure you have a tight connection on both terminals. Did you check the ground wire too? Does it make any noises at all when its trying to start?
     
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    No noises at all, completely dead.
     
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    Don't forget to check the fuses. My friend had a 91 exploder with the same problem, lights but no noises and wouldn't start. We thought starter right off the bat, but after replacing the starter it same thing. It turned out to be a fuse in the engine bay. The Lesson K.I.S.S (keep it simple stupid)
     
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    Yep check that. I had this when I was installing my VAFC. The lights would turn on, but when I turn the key, it lost connection, and would not start.
     
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    I have checked all engine bay fuses but they seem fine.
     
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    push that bitch till about 20mph and then pop the clutch, good luck :)
     
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