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Old 16 May 2012, 07:50 pm
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Hi everyone, I have been having problems with my 2002 Dream Cruiser for a while now.
It sometimes decides to just not start. I haven't noticed any patterns on when it doesn't. It will start fine sometimes for weeks and sometimes I need to get a boost twice a day.
When I turn the key I can hear a single click.
I have gone to 2 different mechanic's and they both can't find the problem.
I have put in a new battery, changed a temp. sensor and had the cables cleaned but still have the same problem. They have also checked the starter and the alternator and say both are fine.
Please help!! I love my car so much but am getting really frustrated with need a boost so often.

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Old 16 May 2012, 07:57 pm
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Default Re: Sometimes wont start.

do you have fog lights? reason i ask is a lot of people with fog lights have a problem with the mfs (multifunction switch). i've never heard of the switch randomly working then not, but i wouldn't rule it out.
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Old 16 May 2012, 08:02 pm
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Pull the fuse for the fog lights. If that works for you then you need a new multi-function switch.
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Old 17 May 2012, 08:46 am
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Had the same problem a few years back. Alternator always checked out ok. Had it replaced anyway. Boom, problem solved.
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Old 17 May 2012, 10:23 am
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If you have high miles the brushes in the alt. Could be wore and not always touching the armature.
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Old 17 May 2012, 02:49 pm
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Default Re: Sometimes wont start.

Thanks everyone.
I will have my mechanic look over some of the problems listed.
I'm not sure if I have fog lights... this is my first car and I know
very little about them lol.
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Old 17 May 2012, 03:02 pm
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You have foglights
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Old 17 May 2012, 03:43 pm
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Where do I find this fog light fuse to pull it?

If it starts without the fuse I need a new multi function switch?
As I said it starts sometimes, so should I only pull the fuse if it doesn't start?
Is it safe to drive it to a mechanic without the fuse?

Sorry about all the questions but I'm really not mechanically inclined.
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Old 17 May 2012, 04:54 pm
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Where do I find this fog light fuse to pull it?

If it starts without the fuse I need a new multi function switch?
As I said it starts sometimes, so should I only pull the fuse if it doesn't start?
Is it safe to drive it to a mechanic without the fuse?

Sorry about all the questions but I'm really not mechanically inclined.
I just checked and those fuses have already been pulled.
I guess the people I bought the car from knew about this problem and couldn't figure out why either!!
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Old 17 May 2012, 07:30 pm
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How many miles dose your car have on it?
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