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My car drives fine all day until the next morning when it cannot start.  It doesn't even turn over or click. It can be jump started

I need a person who is an auto electrical specialist to find the cause and fix it..  An excellent mechanic has tried but cannot find the problem.

This has gone on for two weeks and I need my car.

Thanks.

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25 minutes ago, Metuchenmama said:

Cedros I can go anywhere from Chapala to Jocotopec.  I live in San Antonio.

I have confidence in Salvador at Veloz in Jocotepec.

333 661 9606  He speaks English.

Some good suggestions above as to where the problem might be. Salvador would find it.

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Could be an old battery, could be a bad ground, could be an alternator, could be corrosion on the terminals. Any decent mechanic should be able to solve the problem but if the mechanic replaces an item and it doesn't solve the problem, make sure he will stand by his work and not just start replacing things until he finds the problem. Alan

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I'd suggest that you talk to Roberto (Beto) at Hernandez - right beside Tony's.  Get directions to Roberto's brother's auto electric shop in Chapala...  near the train station.

If it's electrical...  Jaime can fix it.  He speaks English....

 

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4 hours ago, barrbower said:

Could be an old battery, could be a bad ground, could be an alternator, could be corrosion on the terminals. Any decent mechanic should be able to solve the problem but if the mechanic replaces an item and it doesn't solve the problem, make sure he will stand by his work and not just start replacing things until he finds the problem. Alan

I agree, another simple test is with the car running disconnect the battery. If it continues to run the alternator is doing its job. Another easy check is to remove the ground cable and put a circuit tester between the cable and post, if the light comes on you have a draw.

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10 hours ago, Oatsie said:

I'd suggest that you talk to Roberto (Beto) at Hernandez - right beside Tony's.  Get directions to Roberto's brother's auto electric shop in Chapala...  near the train station.

If it's electrical...  Jaime can fix it.  He speaks English....

 

Good idea and closer.

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3 hours ago, gringohombre said:

Please do not listen to all the soothsayers pontificating here. Jaime who is mentioned above has moved from San Antonio to Chapala. His card says Servicio de Auto Electrico y Diagnostico and his cell phone is 333-137-5977. You would not go to a podiatrist for a heart problem.  

Several years ago I had an GM Astro van that had a problem.  The automatic sliding rear passenger door would occasionally almost close but suddenly slide open again.  The GM dealer in Oshawa Ont. couldn't fix it and called in a "specialist" from Flint Michigan.  He couldn't either.

We drove it down here that winter and Jaime fixed it in an hour.

Nuff said !

 

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Can be a couple of things.....

 

Does battery have water levels filled?  Easy to open and check although if low for too long cells can be damaged. Autozone can test for free.

Is the alternator bad?  Autozone can test for free.

Is a light or device staying on?  I had a short and the rear A/C blower fan would stay on after truck turned off.  Cheap fix was to pull rear A/C fuse.  

 

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16 hours ago, Metuchenmama said:

My car drives fine all day until the next morning when it cannot start.  It doesn't even turn over or click. It can be jump started

I need a person who is an auto electrical specialist to find the cause and fix it..  An excellent mechanic has tried but cannot find the problem.

This has gone on for two weeks and I need my car.

Thanks.

Auto Zone at the Walmart intersection will test the battery for you. Just drive uup and go and ask for test. They will do it in the car and show you the test. They will replace it if needed quickly. They did this to my dying battery 2 months age.

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My car battery is completely dead - beyond the capability of either my portable charger or my newly-purchased battery tender/charger.  Left the car for three months in my garage.  Battery is one year old and still under warranty from Nissan.  Any ideas who I could call to come out for a jump start?  Thanks in advance for suggestions.

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