My 2003 lincoln L's Won't Start

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Asked by Mar 22, 2016 at 11:21 AM about the 2003 Lincoln LS V6

Question type: General

My car won't start but when you turn the key
it makes no noise, on top of that I can't
unlock or lock the doors without the
key.none of the lights works, only the radio
comes on and windows roll down but
nothing else works I charged the battery for
hours nothing changes..except the radio
works now and I was told the battery is to
small I need a bigger one.please help is it a
kill switch or maybe a the battery has a dead
cell or is it something else

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3,685

So if the battery has a faulty cell you can charge it all day long and its still not going to start the car. I would return the battery to whomever sold it to you and buy the proper battery by referring to your owners manual or local autoparts store (Most will swap the battery out for you). One question, can you jump the car? If you can and the car stays running, it is not the alternator, its the battery. Ill monitor your post. Best of luck!

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No it won't work with a jump either and I'm not sure if the battery has bad cell or not I'm taking it to have it testing

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3,685

If you can't jump it, it is most likely the alternator however, you still want to check the battery cables and ensure that they are not corroded and are secured tightly. You can pry off the panels on the top of the battery to look down in the cells, you should see little tubes with water, ensure they are filled to the full line. Best of luck! It sounds like you might have just gotten a defective battery but ill keep an eye on your post. The auto parts store can check both the Alt and the Batt. for free.

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OK thanks I'll try that

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3,685

Sure thing! Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

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