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


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.


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

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