Car Information:
Year: 1999
Engine Size: 1.5
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
My car will not start occasionally. The battery is strong, but the engine will not turn over. A clicking noise (starter) sounds. When the engine does start, it runs fine. Sometimes it runs in a very low gear (the car in idle does not creep forward when I let off of the brake pedal). When I turn off the engine and restart, the O/D off light flashes and then runs fine. Also, at times, when the car does not start, all electrical equipment goes dead and the radio and clock needs to be reset. When it runs (most of the time), the car runs great and smooth.

There’s a bad connection either at the battery, starter, or main engine relay. It’s most likely causing the no start and the transmission to go into limp mode. We will need to check for a bad connection. There are several wires coming off the positive battery post. These terminals deteriorate and cause problems like this. Let us know if you need our help.

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Magic Mechanic
1432 Lee Road OrlandoFL32804 USA 
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