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I drained the battery trying to start the car....no idea what. The starter did engage....the battery err...light came on..then the voltage dropped drastically. I did recharge the battery prior to this...


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Try a different battery, or jumper cables. If it will start with either of those, the diagnosis is simple.
 

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what do i need to do, at the fear of sounding lost.
 

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i jumped it, and i tried charging my battery no dice...nothing...still not starting
 

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Does the engine turn at all? if not then you have a stuck starter or a stuck engine!!! assuming a good battery then the starter will draw huge amounts of power if it is stuck. Has the car been using coolant ?
 

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The car started a few days ago. Now my battery is showing with the error light \check engine, i see a battery. I know the engine is not stuck. It did run a few days ago.


Hard to start then ran for like 5 minutes a few times. Coolant is there i checked.
 

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What are the full symptoms? When did it become hard to start ? How many flashes is the check engine light giving? When you turn the ignition on can you hear the fuel pump running / whirring ? Check the fuel pump fuse.
 

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The fuel pump i am not sure about, i can not open my hatch. I will try to open it today. The starter does click. The battery light stays on other wise it does try to crank after i recharged it. No Blinks from the error lights it shows a low voltage of 8.0 volts. so maybe i can start with the battery. all of the fuses are in line.
 

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8 volts is quite low for the battery, I'd give it a try with a known good battery.


Work beckons I hope you get it fixed.
 

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Your battery does not hold it's charge. Little to no cranking amps....it's toast. Get a new battery man. Get a proper one too. ;)
 

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How old is your battery? If it is fairly new, I would suspect either an internal fault, or perhaps a drain to earth. If the batttery is 100% OK the drain could be commutators touching in the alternator.
 

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Seems like you have a dead battery. Get a new one. Dead batteries can not hold a charge, no matter how long you charged them for. 8 Volts is way too low.
 
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