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Totally dead in the water, NO power.

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Hi guys, trying to solve an issue on a buddies 2001 turbo, the car had a dead battery, a float charger was placed for 3 months but is was still dead. Attempted boosting the car via another car and it would turn over slowly. Someone trying to “help” places a charger in a “boost start” mode on in conjunction with the cables already connected from the second vehicle.
at this point my buddy turned it over resulting in a rapid clicking followed by absolutely no power.

We we have tried a new battery, check all the fuses and checked the power distribution block at the fire wall for continuity and all check out.
But absolutely no power, no 4way flashers.... nothing.
He is concerned that the ECU is fried but we hoping there is a disable like somewhere that we have not found. 
Any ideas or help would be much appreciated
thanks
Shalil

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Hi guys, trying to solve an issue on a buddies 2001 turbo, the car had a dead battery, a float charger was placed for 3 months but is was still dead. Attempted boosting the car via another car and it would turn over slowly. Someone trying to “help” places a charger in a “boost start” mode on in conjunction with the cables already connected from the second vehicle.
at this point my buddy turned it over resulting in a rapid clicking followed by absolutely no power.

We we have tried a new battery, check all the fuses and checked the power distribution block at the fire wall for continuity and all check out.
But absolutely no power, no 4way flashers.... nothing.
He is concerned that the ECU is fried but we hoping there is a disable like somewhere that we have not found. 
Any ideas or help would be much appreciated
thanks
Shalil

My first thought would be a bad ground, there are no less than 6 spots the car is grounded by googling it a very common problem,
good luck!!
Doug


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Hi guys, trying to solve an issue on a buddies 2001 turbo, the car had a dead battery, a float charger was placed for 3 months but is was still dead. Attempted boosting the car via another car and it would turn over slowly. Someone trying to “help” places a charger in a “boost start” mode on in conjunction with the cables already connected from the second vehicle.
at this point my buddy turned it over resulting in a rapid clicking followed by absolutely no power.

We we have tried a new battery, check all the fuses and checked the power distribution block at the fire wall for continuity and all check out.
But absolutely no power, no 4way flashers.... nothing.
He is concerned that the ECU is fried but we hoping there is a disable like somewhere that we have not found. 
Any ideas or help would be much appreciated
thanks
Shalil



I had a similar problem a few weeks ago, I used my tundra to jump start it with similar results (clicking but wouldn’t start). I had to leave the cables connected for roughly 15 minutes to give the battery enough juice to get the car to start. It worked for me and ended up buying a new battery. Hope this helps...


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So, if "nothing" would include no dash lights, I would check the ignition switch in addition to the grounds.

 

edit: DBJoe996 has a very good checklist of things to check within this thread from our forum: 

 

 

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