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car will not start

1913 Views 8 Replies 5 Participants Last post by  oefenamb
so i stopped at the side of the road to help someone else who ran out of gas. when i got back into my 01 insight, i turned the key and nothing. i tried three times and still nothing. i turned the hybrid battery of, which will force it to go back to using the starter motor with the 12v battery, but still nothing. i can hear my fuel pump working (the tow truck guy told me it was the fuel pump). i also hear a clicking sound whenever i turn the key (a one time click, not a repeated click), but it will not start.
another weird thing is that my dash does not work like it should sometimes. like it might flash, or not turn on at all. and then other times it will work just fine. the tow truck guy thinks it is the ECU, (which cost $300 not including labor) but this car has 3 computers. the ECU in the front, and two in the rear controlling the hybrid battery. one of the two in the rear is just for the cooling system, so i know it is not that. does anyone know anything about if it could be the ECU?

i have been having problems with the car recently, like the auto-off would not happen when i am at a stand still, or that it will not turn back on again when i put it in gear (it is a manual) sometimes the dash will say that i am going at 150mpg even though i an accelerating. and sometimes it will not say that it is charging the battery. two weeks ago my ima battery died and i replaced it with bumble bee battery. i thought that that would fix all the other minor problems but it didn't. and now it will not even start.
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I had similar recently. When i came to restart the car the ima battery was too hot (it was a very hot day) so the car attemted to start on the 12v system but the ground straps in the engine bay had broken so the starter motor didn't work.
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