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2001 ML 430 Won't start

Old 01-25-2013, 05:47 PM
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2001 ML 430 Won't start

I had my 2001 ml 430 at the dealer in Cabo so they could replace the crank position sensor. Two days later the brand new battery was completely dead. I assumed there was a short, but couldn't get back to until this week. I tried to jump the car but when I turned on the key, the lights and gauges went blank and there was a "clicK" sound coming from the right side when the key was turned on. I bought a charger today and hopefully this will fix the problem. Any ideas???

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Old 01-26-2013, 05:30 AM
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This definitely sounds like a bad battery connection.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:33 AM
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Brand new battery could be defective. Infant mortality.
But I'm going to go with the Major, Bad connection. But bad connection could be internal to battery.
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