Q: vehicle will turn over but not start

asked by on July 28, 2016

1999 Dodge Durango will turn over but not start after a friend put jumper cables on backwards. when i try to start vehicle security light blinks, flashers and dashboard light blinks for approx a min but security light never goes off. none of the. gauges on dash board work. power lock switch on driver and passenger door only unlock/lock back gate. battery is good but after jumping it off when i remove cables battery drains down quickly seems like a short to the battery. interior lights,air conditioner both work radio comes on but no music plays

My car has 177000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Vehicle electronics are very sensitive to voltage fluctuation. Crossing battery terminals/jumper cables can do a lot of harm when mistakes like this are made. Your symptoms sound like a shorted PCM (Power Control Module). Since you can’t get the vehicle started, I suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come out to you to properly diagnose your starting issue vehicle and help you fix it accordingly. Good luck.

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