Car is suddenly dead - help!

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Old 05-26-2009, 07:40 PM
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We recently picked up a 2003 L300 for my son to use. The battery was very weak so I replaced it with a new one. The car was driven a few times over that past few days. This morning my wife drove it to do some errands and returned home and parked it in the driveway.
When I returned home later in the day, I tried to move the car and it wouldn't start. Turn the key and absolutely nothing. Everything is dead.
I hooked up a battery charger/starter to the battery and still everything is dead.
Any ideas what this could be?
 
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:30 AM
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Replace the main battery cables (both positive and negative). Darn things get battery acid under the insulation, and get eaten up .....
 
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:51 AM
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Thanks, I'll try that. Can I get them at any parts store like Auto Zone?
 
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:37 AM
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Should be able to buy them there -- just look carefully, and purchase quality parts
 
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My L300 died with just 2 payments left to go. "Beyond economic repair" both cats, AC. OK, so craking 2 oil pans off and denting the transmission pan might have contributed to the early death. It lasted only 118k. Give up on the Bruno Magli mobile, get the yougin' a moped. If he complains, increase the rent.
 
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Erik297400 View Post
My L300 died with just 2 payments left to go. "Beyond economic repair" both cats, AC. OK, so craking 2 oil pans off and denting the transmission pan might have contributed to the early death. It lasted only 118k. Give up on the Bruno Magli mobile, get the yougin' a moped. If he complains, increase the rent.

Sorry to hear you are walking again, but folks need to realize a couple of things:

1) Ground clearance on both the S-series and L-Series is minimal.
2) No engine or transmission runs well without proper internal fluids.
3) If you must traverse large ruts/potholes regularly, get a truck!
 
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