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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:06 pm 
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Hello everyone just tried getting into my car and my Bonneville would not start, Im guessing its the battery but I ended up turning all the things off before I got out of the car so not sure what could have drained the battery if its the battery. But anyways anyone else have any idea what it could be? When I try turning it out nothing happens no sound or anything the car just sits there?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:28 pm 
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Seems to be the battery. It could have died arbitrarily with no warning signs, as two of my batteries have done so far. Do you have a replacement? Don't try jump-starting the car without replacing the battery first, or you may end up riding on just your alternator the entire time.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:17 pm 
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could have been power antenna, ELC shocks, or any number of things. Like randomir said, batteries also just die sometimes. swap one in from another vehicle to make sure that is the problem if you can, and go from there.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:00 am 
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Were there any other symptoms the last few times you drove it? Headlights dim, or dim instrument panel would point to battery, or perhaps the alternator. Or both? However, if you noticed a sudden loss of power, or sluggish acceleration, it's possible that your fuel filter could be clogged, or you could have a bad fuel pump. The battery is the easiest thing to check, and most likely if you don't hear anything when you turn the ignition, so
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:02 am 
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Not that I'm too informed or anything, but I have been told he's gotten the car running. Something about the positive cable having corrosion. The battery was replaced, but the inside of the positive wire was corroded, and some the screw wouldn't come out. That's some corrosion! :bluetwitch:

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