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Car goes for about nine days then car won't start what could the problem be
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Car goes for about nine days then car won't start what could the problem be
Do you mean that you've been using the car for nine days, or have left it un-driven for nine days?
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Do you mean that you've been using the car for nine days, or have left it un-driven for nine days?
Was using it for nine days then wouldn't stsrt
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Could be it needs a new battery, or a new alternator perhaps. Can you jump start it?
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Was using it for nine days then wouldn't stsrt
I suggest you visit a reputable mechanic; it could be anything.
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Grifters could have stolen the engine.
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Grifters could have stolen the engine.
Isn't that what the check engine light is for?
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Isn't that what the check engine light is for?
Yeah, when it goes out you know the engine is away.
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Yeah, when it goes out you know the engine is away.
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Grifters could have stolen the engine.
What is grifter
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Isn't that what the check engine light is for?
There no lights on
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Car goes for about nine days then car won't start what could the problem be
Did you leave anything on in the car that could have drained your battery overnight? Headlights, radio etc.? You really need to get a professional to look at it, as it could be any number of causes.
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Alternator might have gone, take it to a garage
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Car goes for about nine days then car won't start what could the problem be
Check the battery voltage using a voltmeter, should be 12v and if the alternator is working 14v when the engine is on.
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Alternator might have gone, take it to a garage
It started since I jumped leaded it
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It started since I jumped leaded it
You still need to investigate why it suddenly stopped working, otherwise you might desperately need your car and won't be able to use it.
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You still need to investigate why it suddenly stopped working, otherwise you might desperately need your car and won't be able to use it.
Obvious reason.
Either the batter is 5yo+ and the alarm, radio, and god knows what uselless crap they put in the cars these days have eaten the voltage, or there is short-circuit.

Anyway, in the times past it was recommended to disconnect batter if you're not using a car for over a week, back when nothing but an onboard clock was consuming the power.
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