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help...2001 outback won't start, just replaced the alternator and battery (after car died friday night) ..will turn over but won't stay running...was told there is an "idle relearn" that needs to be done after battery is replace? can't find anything on that...have tried to jump start..
 

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Onyx, 2008 LL Bean 3.0R and 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring
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Please give us a few more details about your car and your predicament. Is it an automatic or manual? Are any warning lights on the dash (check engine, etc.)? I assume a previous problem existed - car died Friday night - had it been dying or hard to start for a while, or did it just happen out of the blue? How many miles on the car? Does it seem to start normally - not struggling - before it dies? How long does it run?
 

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These second generation cars also have a grounding issues as they get older. Since you just had the battery replaced check that the battery cables are clean and tight where they contacts the battery posts. Also check the negative cable where the wire forks off and attaches to the car's body. Perhaps the vibration from the car running is wiggling the negative ground cable loose. A little light sanding at these ground points to remove rust can make a difference.
 
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