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Old 09-21-2014, 11:32 AM   #1
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Car just died no start/run

My car just flat out died. Just pulled out of a parking lot and it died at about 30mph. Would not restart when I tried to bump it. Starter does not turn motor over. Not even a click. Durametric says "cannot communicate". All dash lights, windows, roof etc. work as normal. The only thing I can figure is the alarm failed. Anybody have any other opinions.
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Old 09-21-2014, 02:02 PM   #2
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Is the battery good? When mine died, windows, radio etc still had power.
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Old 09-21-2014, 02:17 PM   #3
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Ignition switch?
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Old 09-21-2014, 02:23 PM   #4
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Is the battery good? When mine died, windows, radio etc still had power.
Hum, I think the battery is good. Ill test it in a minute. Somebody else said the same thing. But to die when just driving down the road? Then not even a click from the starter? Did yours do exactly that?

We were figuring it is the immobilizer and we will test it on another car tomorrow, assuming I get the engine back in that car. Otherwise I will test his in my car.
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Latest development. Found fuse C1 (engine electronics) blown. Keeps blowing every time you turn ignition on. Any ideas?
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Latest development. Found fuse C1 (engine electronics) blown. Keeps blowing every time you turn ignition on. Any ideas?
Bad ignition switch???

Maybe a short

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Old 09-21-2014, 07:48 PM   #7
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Fuse does not blow when DME disconnected. Are there any wiring diagrams on line? SO power to the DME is ok. Its something that goes hot when the DME is turned on.
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Old 09-22-2014, 04:27 PM   #8
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So what does the DME turn on when the ignition is turned on? I;m thinking fuel pump.
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Fuel pump has it's own fuse.

What year, model, and tranny?

What was the last thing you did or change to the car?
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Old 09-22-2014, 05:09 PM   #10
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Well, when my fuel pump went, I was on the freeway doing about 65 or so fiddling with radio. Car just died so I pit the blinkers on and crossed the other lanes in a hurry. Still had power to everything else. But after trying to start a few times, the car quit turning over.

When the battery died, it still had enough juice to pop open the trunk. Lucky me that night. Went through the dead bat drills and I was on the road a couple hours later.
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Fuel pump has it's own fuse.

What year, model, and tranny?

What was the last thing you did or change to the car?

Its a 98 with a 5sp. Last thing I did was probably over a year ago. The car has been pretty reliable so I don't really work on it.
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Old 09-22-2014, 06:38 PM   #12
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SO here is what have figured out. Its probably a component on the engine. With the DME disconnected the fuse does not blow. SO I hooked up the DME and unplugged the white and black multipin connectors. If either one of the connectors is unplugged the fuse will not blow. Only when they are both connected does the fuse blow.
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So here s what happened. Today we tested the DME in another car and it worked fine. SO again my suspicion was something in the engine compartment. SO I started disconnecting everything in the engine compartment that I could reach. I tuned on the ignition and the fuse was ok. So I started putting it back together one item at a time , checking the fuse with each item I plugged back in. By the time I was done everything was plugged back in and nothing blew the fuse. The bad part s I really dont know what it was and it could happen again.
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