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Sounds more like a problem with the ignition switch, possibly some kind of interference with the steering wheel lock. Do you usually park on the street with your wheels turned? If so, maybe try to make sure your wheels are pointed straight before you shut off the car. This should take the binding out of the steering linkage and put less stress on the ...


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Short circuit, loose connections and feeding high-consumption loads without proper fuses are perhaps the main causes of fuse box/wires smoke, melting and if out stopped, fire that can consume a car very quickly and up to its bones. You would need patience and a kind of CSI inspection to determine which wire or fuse in the fuse box was the principal cause of ...


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I agree with @James Drinkard to start by finding out if there is good enough contact between the battery and the rest of the car to support running the starter. One thing in particular to check, I know there is no noise when you try to start it, but does the voltage sag? You can have someone try to start it while you test the voltage (touch the probe to the ...


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I would still check to voltage at the battery as I don't like to make assumptions, but I would check the terminal battery cables and clean them and the contact points on the battery. I'm fairly confident that is the issue, based on the description. If they are the universal clamp together type, unbolt those and clean that as well. All the pieces have to ...


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If you are going back to the same source for the sensor, it could be there was a bad production run of the sensor: it could be a manufacturing defect. Try a different source for the sensor and see if it doesn't cure the problem. I agree this is a really strange issue. I have never seen where a single sensor would fail repeatedly. IMHO, it still boils down ...


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