2000 Mustang V6 -- Cranks, Won't Start
Hey forum new guy here with a fairly new previously enjoyed mustang. I've recently run in to a problem that I thought a local shop (that I trust and have used for some time) had resolved.
Here's what I'm facing:
One night after work I go out to my car and try and start it. The car cranks and cranks and cranks .. no go. I don't do a lot of troubleshooting because it's freezing out this time of year in Michigan.
I catch a ride home that night and come back the next morning. Try and start it still does the same thing but doesn't start. None of the lights are dimming but I'm noticing as I'm trying to start the car the THEFT light is flashing.
I hop on to google utilize some forums this one included to find out what it means. Nothing I can fix of course.
So I have a tow truck come out hook and tow to the shop I use. After diagnosing they swap out the battery it starts no problem.
Well I was pretty surprised considering I thought it was easy to tell when it was the battery (ie: lights dim when starting, etc.) They said the tested the battery and got a lot of errors. I figured it was just because I tried starting the car so many times that it drained it.
Ok so the car's fixed. Woohoo. Now the next day I start it to go to work, start it to come home no problems! That was yesterday. Now today I go out to start it to go to work. Keeps turning over, no start. Oh Great! An underlying problem.
So I go ok .. there's something central. I have a VIPER remote start/alarm system .. maybe that has to do something with it and when the new battery was put in something reset so I try unhooking the battery reconnecting and the car still won't start.
The car won't start even with a jump. Now I'm lost. I don't hear the fuel pump coming on but I don't think I ever have. There's some sort of fuel pump reset switch or something in the trunk I havent tried that yet.
So compression, spark and fuel are the three things a car needs but taking in to account replacing the battery last time fixed the issue what could it be? Any ideas? Thanks!
Last edited by ComputerGuyNotCarGuy; December 9th, 2010 at 12:41 AM.