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Old 06-29-2008, 05:14 AM
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Unhappy e420 94 will not start

i noticed as i was driving that speedometer, gas, temp, hand was not moving. i cut the car off tried to restart but would not. all the lights on dash came on. i was told to check to see if the security light was on but it wasnt. check fuses all good could someone give me some insight on this problem iam thinking it may be the switch
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:21 AM
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Sure sounds like a fuse problem. Very little connection between gauges and the car starting. It also could just be a dead battery caused by a failing alternator.
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:15 PM
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hi steve
but the car was running at first yhen i turn around an cut it off . is there any fuses in side of car that i need to check. the fuel pump an everything come on but when turning to crank nothing it does not try to turn over
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So , does this mean the car will not CRANK ?? ..or does it mean it cranks , but won't START ????
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:33 PM
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Do the headlights stay bright when you try to crank it?
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:01 PM
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no it will not crank yes the headlight are bright
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:04 PM
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Try moving shifter from P to N ..
..and replace fuse #5..
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:12 PM
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moved from p to n an fuse is good
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:13 PM
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If you should follow Steve's and Arthur's advice, and check the fuses - check them closely - a nearly invisible hairline crack, left me in the exact same predicament.

(after checking the battery, doing the headlight test, and trying to start in N vs. P, I checked the fuses, and voila! that's all it was)
Good thing too...I was out on a date
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:20 PM
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ok larry because i didnt check them very closely just didnt check them closely
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The reason I said to just go and Change fuse 5 is b/c we see this all the time..the fuse looks fine, but the ends do not conduct ..and if that fuse circuit is open , the K38 Starter Interlock Relay does not allow starter activation..fitting your common complaint on that chassis.
So, change it , regardless of how you think it looks ...just to get that common problem off the table.
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:42 PM
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ok larry i will check and change the #5 fuse thanks.
also larry my temp rises when i sit still could this be the thermostat got a new radiator on it u have any ideal
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:03 AM
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If the viscous fan clutch is good, and the low speed fan does NOT come on, I would suspect that one of the wires to the resistor has burned off. (naturally, I would check any fuses first, and then verify that the fan works to begin with).
There are probably other things to check - but - I mention the resistor, because it has happened to me 3 or 4 times in the last 5 years, and I'm not the only one it has happened too.
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yes the fans come on when the temp goes up
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:07 AM
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Low speed and High speed?
The lows are fairly quiet - the highs are noticable from at least 10-15 feet away.
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