Car left in garage for more than two days won't start


#1

My sister has a garage (separate from the house). She states that if she leaves a car in the garage for longer than two days, the car won’t start. This has happened with two honda accords (fairly new) and a mazda (not sure the model, but also fairly new). It has never happened with her minivan, however. She is speculating that it might be happening b/c of overhead power lines that run over the garage. Could this be the source of the problem?


#2

no


#3

I find it a little odd you didn’t mention what make the minivan is. Domestic?


#4

EMF’s (Electro-Magnetic Fields) , and EMI’s (Electrol-Magnetic Interference) can wreak havoc on delicate electrical components if they’re not shielded for this condition. But if this is what’s causing the anomaly, I can’t say.

Didn’t the brothers once have a call from someone who complained of their vehicle stalling out everytime they passed a certain power distribution center along side the road?

Tester


#5

yes, and as i recall the solution was aluminum foil over the electronic fuel injection under the hood.

also what are the ages of the cars and vans?


#6

Before you get into VooDoo, have a parasitic load test done on the cars…

Are these high-tension transmission lines or just neighborhood power wires?


#7

Actually, the radiating field from the AC lines should help keep the battery charged up…Ok, I made that up.

I have to say ‘no’ to your sister’s hypothesis. Not gonna happen, never will, even with high-tension lines.

If the batteries are going low then the vehicles need to be checked for a current drain as previously suggested. If the vehicles turn over but don’t start then there may be fuel related issues to look into.


#8

you didn’t mention it, but do the cars crank over, but not start? or do they not even crank when you turn the key?