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Old 07-17-2012, 02:06 AM
Totalfixation Totalfixation is offline
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can someone please help me out, i am baffled at what's wrong

I ve been with a dead car for the last 2 months and i cant figure out why it's not starting.

The car was sitting ilde for the longest time and not being used. 2 months ago I was able to start the car after a while we turned turned off the engine and tried restarting it again the engine started to shake and the rpm would go sharply up and down. Eventually the car would not start it would just turn over but not start.

the center dash shows a transmission fault, i connect a dcan cable and used inpa. inpa provided me with this info but i dont know what it means. could any please asist me in getting this thing to work. I would greatly apprecaite any help, truely am.
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:59 AM
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Battery needs to be fully charged. Once it's charged it should start up fine and the errors on the dash will all disappear. That happens on a dead battery
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:15 AM
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Ive used a manual battery charger and charged it using 2amps charging mode. I left it on for over 24 hours and still no luck do you guys think it's a battery issue?
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:31 PM
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How old is the battery and which charger did you use? I agree low or incapable battery will yield the weirdest of behaviors given the total dependency on electronics for every part of the car's functionality.
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:53 PM
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the charger says the battery is at full 96-100 percent full Capacity. I am afraid i go buy a new battery and it's not the issue. I am pretty sure the battery is pretty good. the manual charger say the voltage is about 12.6 and fully charged. Also brought it into Orielly auto parts which tested the battery to be good.

This is the manual charger i have.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Schumacher...arger/15160138
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:18 PM
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I've had similar issues on E-series chassis with DME stuff....irrelevant...but with the exact symptoms I was able to get the car back to normal by clearing all codes with INPA. Have you tried that?


Go into Functional Jobs and read all codes, then clear.

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Old 07-19-2012, 12:54 AM
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I've had similar issues on E-series chassis with DME stuff....irrelevant...but with the exact symptoms I was able to get the car back to normal by clearing all codes with INPA. Have you tried that?


Go into Functional Jobs and read all codes, then clear.
Yes I definitely tried to clear all the error but I couldn't clear it all it kept saying ecu error I think it's having trouble accessing the DME. I couldn't even clear the error on the Transmission only some of the error codes I was able to clear. Not sure how i could go about checking if the DME is broken. Any recommendation.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:30 AM
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I can help you to troubleshooting step by step!I need to get detail of your car.e-mail to me:melsu@me.com
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Old 07-04-2014, 12:02 PM
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Connect charger to the car (I assume it has starting capabilities) and ensure there is strong 12+ volts on battery terminals (or better use cluster test #9).
Try switching the ignition on and reading the car with inpa.
Try clearing errors and if successful - starting the car. Once started, let it work for a couple of minutes, then disconnect the charger.
Post results here. :-)

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