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Q: Replaced battery lights and radio on but car won't start

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Replaced the battery. The rafio and lights are coming on but the engine won't turn over. Have been told there is a code I needto enter?
My car has an automatic transmission.

Recheck your work and make sure the battery terminals are clean and tight. Do not wrench all the way down on the fastener, just tighten and wiggle the clamp until it won’t move on the terminal anymore. Sometimes a failed starter assembly can be mistake for a worn out battery. I suggest hiring one of our mobile experts for assistance with your starting issue.

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