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  1. Lawnole23

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    I have a new Mazda CX-9. Bought it in October. My dad drove it 7 hours ago I come out to get something and the car is completely dead. Like dashboard lights don’t work dead. He swear he didn’t turn lights on or leave it on.

    Jumping it does nothing. the battery might as well not be in the car. Never seen a battery so dead it won’t power the car when jumper cables are hooked up.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. The Banks

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    Did you jump it correctly?
     
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  3. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Sounds like the Johnson rod
     
  4. Lawnole23

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    Yes
     
  5. TrustyPatches

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    R the terminals loose? Did you check the blinker fluid?
     
  6. Kevintensity

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    Bet it's the battery. Had one die in a manual once that wouldn't jump start, got it rolling and started the engine that way, drove it with no electronics to auto zone and they confirmed
     
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  7. Lawnole23

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    I can’t even get mine in neutral to push it
     
  8. 941Gator

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    Replace battery.
     
  9. devine

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    I recently had a dead car battery that didn’t even register when the guys at the autozone tested it. The guy had me go to another store and the same thing happened there. Got a new one and it solved everything.
     
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  11. IHHH

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    That sucks, did you check that every windows are shut. Happened to me once, the dog probably hit a button that automatically opened the back window but I never noticed because it was barely open. Could not open the trunk after that.

    Sometimes it’s stupid things like that, might be the battery but I doubt it. Maybe just a connection.
     
  12. devine

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    It’s the battery dude
     
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  13. g8r

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    Replace the battery. If you are able to jump the car and start it you risk messing up the alternator.
     
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  14. Lawnole23

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    My dad hooked up the jumper cables to his Jeep rental wrong. Power now but engine won’t turn over at all.
     
  15. IHHH

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    Could be, but on a new car? Batteries don’t just die, you can recharge them. Sometimes it’s just that the power doesn’t connect. Don’t just buy a new battery if the issue is not the battery, it’s very easy to check if the battery has power.
     
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  16. TrustyPatches

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    Do you have a key fob? It may not be registering if you do. There should be an area you can rub the fob against to re calibrate it

    Usually on the side of the steering column where an ignition would be
     
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  17. Schadenfred

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    Despite the car being off, there is still a non-zero chance that something like a seat warmer (or some other accessory) was draining the battery.
     
  18. devine

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    Didn’t read that the car was new my bad
     
  19. southlick

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    This is the obvious answer
     
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  20. pianoman

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    If you had the cables hooked up wrong and tried to jump it, it's possible you blew a fuse on the battery console and you'll have to replace it.
     
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  21. Monte Alban

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    Have the battery tested then check your fuses.
     
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  22. Long Ball Larry

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    Disconnect your battery, take it to Autozone or whatever to get tested/replaced.
     
  23. Tiffin

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    One time I couldn't get my truck to start at all. Its because it wasn't in park when I turned it off.
     
  24. Schadenfred

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    A few years ago, I parked at a gas station. Middle of the night. Freezing cold and windy. Walked inside and had a short talk with the attendant. Got back to car, tried to turn it over, but it was completely dead. Dead as a door nail. Attendant pulled his car around, and we spent about 15 minutes trying to jump it. Super nice guy. Felt horrible.

    After 15 or so minutes of repeated failures, I get back in my car and try to turn it over again. I then notice that I had left the shifter in drive. I quietly and coyly put it back in park. The car immediately turns over. I act surprised, wonder out loud what it might have been, thank him profusely, but admit nothing before slinking away.
     
  25. Schadenfred

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    LULZ. Only mindless idiots do something like that.
     
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  26. IHHH

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    devine have you noticed any gas leak? What you described might be an issue of how the gas gets to the engine, if there is a little gash in your gas line it could create that issue. I would get that checked out.
     
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  27. TrustyPatches

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    I try and keep a gash on my gas line
     
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  28. Tiffin

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    I left it in a parking lot for a couple hours before I went back again with my brother to jump it and discovered the problem.

    I do lots of dumb stuff. Just yesterday I locked my keys in my car, not an uncommon occurrence for me. Luckily there was just a big enough crack in the window and my keys were on the seat, got a hanger and fished them out.
     
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  29. IHHH

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    Yeah, my fucking English.

    Was it at least close to comprehensible ?
     
  30. Imurhuckleberry

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    Maybe something with antitheft system. Can you reset it? Verify correct key?
     
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  31. TrustyPatches

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    I already tried to tell him that but I think my post reads like a joke. There’s a chance the car doesn’t recognize the key after going dead dead. Would explain power but no start. You gotta recalibrate the key fob when that happens
     
  32. Schadenfred

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    The smartest friend I had growing up (i.e., perfect GPA, legit genius IQ, and all the standardized scores to back it up) locked his keys in his car before we boarded the bus for a cross country meet. Wouldn't have been a problem... except the car was running.

    He also made mac & cheese one time... but "forgot" to drain the water.
     
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  33. IHHH

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    The real Roy Williams gf is the smartest woman ever but she eats raw chicken and gets fucked up on acid at funerals so nothing suprises me anymore.
     
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  34. Imurhuckleberry

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    Does the horn work?
     
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  35. AptosDuck

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    Burn it, collect insurance
     
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  36. Daniel Ocean

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    You’re starter or your battery.
     
  37. Imurhuckleberry

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  38. Tiffin

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    I've locked my keys in my vehicle while it was running, including once last year.

    I once smashed the horn of an old car in a fit of rage late one night around the corner from my house. It bent the contact too far and the horn remained on. Drove up to my house and turned it off, but the horn kept going. So I had to drive it to an empty high school parking lot around the corner and disconnect the battery. Came back in the morning and figured out which fuse to remove.
     
  39. Lawnole23

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    Has power but won’t start now. Think I’m locked out of starting it somehow. Going to call the dealership in the morning.
     
  40. Imurhuckleberry

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    Does it turn over?
     
  41. Daniel Ocean

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    An old car this would be your stater. I drive a 2016 and that was what it was for me and I had almost the same exact shit going on.
     
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  42. Schadenfred

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  43. Doc Louis

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    Did you kill the headlights and put it in neutral?
     
  44. southlick

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  45. Gunners

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    Off roaded then had a long drive home and carburetor turned my truck completely off 1 time. Stuck in the middle of bumfuck Virginia, it sucked. Got drunk with some rednecks though that night, didn't turn out that bad.
     
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  46. Jim Brockmire

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    Could be a transmission sensor. Shift into neutral then back into park and try.
     
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  47. NilesIrish

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    My good friends mom who was a school counselor did this when we went to Lansing for a basketball game my freshman year. That thing ran for like 4 hours. Thankfully she had not locked it, it was just ripe for the picking.
     
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  48. Schadenfred

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    Humans were a mistake.
     
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  49. IHHH

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