Q: New battery, no loose cable or corrosion. Car has completely no power. But will start later.

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Why no power at all. Can't even get in it. Then ten minutes or more. It drives like nothing wrong. Just last week had a camshaft position sensor put on. Every since then. It's been several times I go to get in it. It has completely no power at all. Nothing's works.

My car has 68000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This is often times a sign of a short or a grounding issue. I would recommend checking the black negative battery cable that goes from the battery to the chassis of the car to be sure there is not a connectivity problem. This may also be related to a short somewhere in the system. This type of issue can be very time consuming to trace, so if you prefer, a certified YourMechanic technician can come to your location to perform a Car is not getting enough power Inspection on your vehicle and help you diagnose this issue.

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