Car will not Start. Battery Issue?

Friend of mine gave me they're car. They said it's been sitting for 4-6 months. Battery corroded got a new one… Since the car sat so long do I leave the car alone for like a hour great then try and crank it? Because right now the wipes come on the radio everything..jus not cranking
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Hello. There’s a possibility that the corrosion from the battery terminals have spread into the wires which is preventing sufficient power supply to the vehicle. The wires leading to the battery should be inspected. Likely after leaving the vehicle sitting for so long the security system lost its programming to the key, that key will likely have to be reprogrammed to the vehicle. To help void the security system out as the problem you should hear the starter click every time you attempt to turn the key. If the starter does not click it is a sign that the security system lost it’s memory, corrosion in the wiring preventing sufficient voltage signal, or a bad starter. Please keep in mind that the technicians here at YourMechanic are able to perform such diagnostics, reprogramming and repair.

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How to Identify and Fix Common car Problems ?

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The most common reasons a Pontiac G6 won`t start are a dead battery, an alternator problem, or failed starter.
The most common reasons a Pontiac G5 won`t start are a dead battery, an alternator problem, or failed starter.
The average cost for a Pontiac G6 Starter Replacement is between $342 and $544. Labor costs are estimated between $77 and $98 while parts are priced between $264 and $447.
If your vehicle won`t start, it`s usually caused by a dying or dead battery, loose or corroded connection cables, a bad alternator or an issue with the starter. It can be hard to determine if you`re dealing with a battery or an alternator problem.
A starter malfunction can have different causes: Electrical connections faulty. Solenoid switch (engaging relay) stiff or faulty. Electric motor damaged electrically.
The fuse box (also called the power box), the instrument panel under the fuse panel, or the right fender are all possible locations. In most cars, it will be under the hood, in a large box with a black lid.
Check your vehicle`s key fob

The key fob for your car will have a special button if your vehicle has a remote starter. The symbol for the remote start is usually an arrow making a partial circle, as seen above.

Blown fuse – Sometimes the simplest explanation is the best one. A blown fuse in the starter circuit could be the cause of a no-start problem. Broken or corroded wiring – Damaged or dirty wires to the battery or to the starter solenoid (or wires that are loose) can prevent sufficient power from reaching the starter.
Why won`t my car start but I have power? If you attempt to start up your car but the engine won`t turn over and the dashboard lights up, then you most likely have an issue with your battery. You could have a damaged or corroded battery terminal, which is stopping the engine from starting up when you fully turn the key.
If the car cranks when you turn the key, but the engine won`t start, it could be because fuel isn`t getting to the engine. One potential reason for this could be dirty fuel injectors. Over time, the fuel injector nozzles can become clogged with rust, corrosion or debris.
If your vehicle won`t start, it`s usually caused by a dying or dead battery, loose or corroded connection cables, a bad alternator or an issue with the starter.
If your vehicle won`t start, it`s usually caused by a dying or dead battery, loose or corroded connection cables, a bad alternator or an issue with the starter.
If the car clicks when trying to start, but still won`t start, this can be caused by a weak battery, dirty battery terminals, a worn starter motor or a stuck solenoid. If might just need a jump start, but there are a few tricks to try before breaking out the jumper cables or electric jump starter.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

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My car will not start Intermittently. I purchased a new battery 2 weeks ago and yesterday the car wouldn’t start. Got a jump and
ANSWER : The issue you are having is probably due to an intermittent fault in the starter motor itself or a deficiency in the starter electrical circuit, for example a large voltage drop due to a poor ground or a high resistance connection. These issues can be readily diagnosed and resolved on a mobile basis if you request a hard starting diagnostic. If you request that diagnostic, the responding certified mechanic will get this resolved for you promptly. Based on Toyota’s Factory Service Manual, the battery should not be disconnected if the vehicle engine is running. The battery acts as a large resistive voltage sink and consequently taking the battery out of the circuit, while the alternator is still running, can create a voltage spike on the car’s electrical system which is not good for voltage sensitive components such as the engine computer. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

2005 Chrysler 300C changed battery and alternator. Car started, ran, and then battery light came on. Shut car off and wouldn’t start.
ANSWER : Hi. There is a couple of things that could be wrong here. The battery or alternator that was just installed could be defective. Theses parts need to be tested for proper operation. There also could be a fuse, fusible link, or wiring for the battery or charging system that is blown or broken causing the battery light to come on.

The codes that you have will cause the car to shut down, run rough, or not start at all. The crankshaft sensor and camshaft sensor should be replaced. I suggest having a certified technician from YourMechanic come diagnose the charging system and check engine codes to help you proceed with correct repairs.

Water was spilled in the trunk which soaked the car battery. Car won’t start now. Does water destroy a car battery?
ANSWER : Hi, thanks for writing in about the concern with the BMW 320i. If the battery was submerged in water then it’s completely possible for the battery to short out and die. Your friend will need to have the battery replaced. Also be sure to get all of the water out of the trunk. Have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, help you guys out if you need assistance with replacing the battery. Good luck.

Car switched off but did not start when I tried to restart
ANSWER : Hello. First of all, rotating the engine counterclockwise could very well cause the engine to "jump time", and cause engine damage. The timing chain tensioner is not designed for this pressure, and can allow the timing chain to jump one or more cogs on the camshaft. The fact that a counterclockwise rotation seems to free up "something" and allow the engine to start, suggests that the starter drive (the gear portion of the starter motor) is jamming with the flywheel teeth.

The starter should be removed and the gear drive examined for possible replacement. It is also possible the flywheel is damaged and must be replaced as well. I would recommend having an expert diagnose the no start in person so that the correct repair can be made.

New battery & fuel pump. Hours later car starts and shuts down 3X in a row. Finally it starts, 48 hours later, won’t start at all
ANSWER : Checking all the fuses was a good move. I would also want to put a scan tool on it and check for diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) as well as seeing the data that the computer is seeing.

A fuel pressure test would be a good idea to verify correct pressure and so that you’d be able to eliminate that possibility. It should be 58psi on your Magnum.

I also recommend getting your battery tested (I know, it’s new, have it tested anyway) and be sure it’s charged to at least 75%. And yes, loose battery cable connections can result in electrical problems.

If you need some assistance with this, consider enlisting a certified mechanic who can perform the checks I’ve mentioned and diagnose your starting issue firsthand. The mechanic can then perform the necessary repairs once the problem has been isolated. Good luck.

Started with new battery once, but then wouldn’t the next day
ANSWER : The alternator can certainly be the culprit. The function of the alternator is to provide all the vehicle’s electrical needs once it’s running. The battery is there to start te engine and as sort of a back up to the alternator. If the alternator is not providing enough power for the electrical needs of the entire vehicle – spark, ignition, fuel pump, lights, heat, etc, the system will turn to the battery for power. However, the battery cannot charge itself. Once the battery is drained, you need a jump start. However, if the vehicle was not driven very far and the battery was still dead in the morning, you may have a short/draw. Some component or system may be drawing electricity even when the vehicle is off. Have a charging system inspection performed. A certified technician will be able to tell you if it is an alternator or other electrical issue.

Charging warning light comes on when i turn the key and try to start the car and the car want start but when someone tried to give
ANSWER : Hi there:

If you recently replaced your battery, the issue may be caused by a malfunctioning alternator or other electrical component that comprises the charging system on your Nissan Sentra. The best way to find out which item specifically is faulty, is to have a professional mobile mechanic complete a car is hard to start inspection. This will allow the mechanic to determine the precise source of what’s going on with your Sentra and recommend or complete the right repairs.

Car left two days didn’t start third day, lights go on, no start up. AAA battery charger started car.
ANSWER : Hello. It sounds like you have a battery issue. If the jump starting got the vehicle going then that means that the battery alone could not produce enough power to start the vehicle. If the battery is low enough it can power some of the lights and other electrical circuits in the vehicle and just not crank it. If you want to have your battery checked, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to you to [diagnose why the car does not start] https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/car-is-not-starting-inspection