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Old 11-06-2007, 02:46 PM   #1
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Just bought a 96 SSE, made it one day, and that night it died. Just flat out died, and when i tried to jump it..(read 8 volts), it wouldnt take a jump. (cleaned the corroded battery terminals)Took it and had the alternator and battery tested, they are both fine. Now, it is starting, but will die after being ran for about 15 minutes. I dont know what to do, and I dont have a lot of money to fix this. Also, someone told me my HB was going, i was wondering if that has anything to do with the problem. what is going on with this car!?!
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Does it restart right away or need time to cool off before restarting?
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How is the coolant level

If it'* low, please read this Techinfo article about upper intake failure.

If not..it might be time to check the fuel pressure.
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the coolant levels are fine...now however it still will not start when it took a dump yesterday..it made a god-awful noise..clunked out, and died..now she wont turn over or anything at all...she seems totally locked up..i did get her to turn over one time, but just for a second then , nothing...
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Pull your plugs out and see if the motor is hydrolocked.
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