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

55,445

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.

72,525

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
    1,270
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    970
  • #3
    Jonathon Sheffield
    Reputation
    770
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
566 Great Deals out of 34,345 listings starting at $1,100
Used Lincoln Town Car
28 Great Deals out of 1,669 listings starting at $1,500
Used Lincoln Continental
14 Great Deals out of 3,407 listings starting at $32,794
Used Ford Mustang
578 Great Deals out of 39,803 listings starting at $1,895
Used Ford F-150
3,211 Great Deals out of 223,764 listings starting at $1,200
Used Acura TL
115 Great Deals out of 4,165 listings starting at $1,900
Used Nissan Maxima
327 Great Deals out of 21,765 listings starting at $1,200
Used BMW 3 Series
1,098 Great Deals out of 32,735 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Camry
1,117 Great Deals out of 86,207 listings starting at $995

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.