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Old 03-13-2011   #1
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Car wont start

alright ive got a weird one. i hit a bump today and car shut down completely. no power at all, tried to jump it, nothing. the weird part is my dome light works but thats the only electric part of car thats working. thanks for all the help.
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Old 03-13-2011   #2
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Re: Car wont start

I don't mean to make this sound offensive, but are your battery posts and cables termination clean ?
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Old 03-13-2011   #3
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Re: Car wont start

yeah they are, the car ran fine until i hit the bump. im not sure but thinking it might be something loose in the digital dash?
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Old 03-13-2011   #4
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Re: Car wont start

Naw, you probably lost the battery ground if you hit a hard bump.

Check the grounds to the starter, check the fuses, and check the battery grounds to the engine block.

Car will start without hte dash attached.
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Old 03-16-2011   #5
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Re: Car wont start

Im with Merc on this one. If it ran fine b4 the bump it shouldnt be a huge issue. something to do wit ur battery that for sure..
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