what to do when the car will not turn over

Asked by Jan 27, 2015 at 10:01 AM about the 2000 Lincoln LS V8

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I washed the car and the engine off, then drove to the grocery store. When I turned the car off. It would not start back up. It will not even turn over. the car has not been washed in about 3 months, and I've never washed the motor. I'm not sure where to start as far as what parts to check or buy. Please help

2 Answers

52,645

Check the battery cables to see if they are tight and / or there is corrosion, also check the battery. Washing and not starting may be coincidence.

70,995

Check for a blown fuse in the underhood fuse box. Especially look at the big "MAXI" style fuses. Most likely something shorted out when the engine compartment was washed. HTH. -Jim

Your Answer

Lincoln LS Experts

  • #1
    Ionatan Ion
    Reputation
    1,240
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    950
  • #3
    Jonathon Sheffield
    Reputation
    770
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Lincoln Town Car
47 Great Deals out of 1,766 listings starting at $1,000
Used Lincoln Continental
16 Great Deals out of 3,889 listings starting at $35,890
Used Ford Mustang
588 Great Deals out of 36,395 listings starting at $899
Used Honda Accord
1,023 Great Deals out of 59,328 listings starting at $1,099
Used Lincoln Navigator
84 Great Deals out of 4,213 listings starting at $1,900
Used Nissan Maxima
268 Great Deals out of 22,966 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Impala
538 Great Deals out of 35,374 listings starting at $900
Used BMW 3 Series
1,066 Great Deals out of 33,671 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
2,597 Great Deals out of 197,984 listings starting at $1,300

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.