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Car won't start - 1991 Ford E-350 Econoline
Crossing the positive and negative battery cables is typically pretty bad for the electronics. The battery takes the brunt of the short. It very well could have fried it. What kind of battery test was performed? Essentially you are sending...
Car won't crank or start with ignition - Audi A3
Hi there. From the description you have given, the problem of your vehicle not cranking with the key and gear indicator (P) flashing. This leads me to believe, there is a problem with the transmission position sensor. Not recognizing the...
My car needs to have its brake pads changed and has a crank sensor problem
Hi there. Before we assume the root cause of the problem, there needs to be a proper diagnosis performed. There is nothing more costly than replacing parts that are not needed or a misdiagnosis resulting in unnecessary parts being replaced....
My car won't start - 1997 Jeep Wrangler
Hi and thanks for your question. It seems to be the ignition switch in your vehicle. The switch is cutting out all of the power. There could be a loose ground to the switch or the tumbler could have shorted...
Floods bad when cold runs great when warms up
Hi. This problem is most likely caused by a faulty coolant temperature sensor, which is sending a signal to engine management that it is colder than it actually is. This causes engine management to inject more fuel than is needed...
Problems starting my car. It cranks strong but for a long time - 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Hi there. A malfunctioning mass air flow sensor may create the extended crank concern; however, a sticking idle air control valve can create the same concern. Cleaning of either components has been known to help with the situation. However, this...
Error 100 reading on the odometer. Battery fuses and starter are all good. My car won't crank.
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Check the engine control module (ECM) for an open short to ground. Check the battery's positive voltage input circuits, the battery positive voltage output circuits, the ignition voltage input circuits, the ignition voltage...
My car cranks but won't start sometimes
It could possibly be the crankshaft sensor. You would need to have the computer scanned for codes for the sensor. If there are codes in the memory then have each one diagnosed to see which one is causing the no...
Car won't start and won't even crank when I turn the key.
You will need to see if you can put a socket on the front crankshaft pulley bolt and turn the motor by hand to see if the engine is free to turn over. Check the oil to see if it...
My car won't crank or turn over
Hello. If you are getting some smoke from the fuse box then it is possible that one of the main fuses blew or that there is a short in the wiring under the fuse box. I would typically take a...
Cranks but won't start
You are right on track. You may be dealing with several issues at once. The first thing you should do for this starting issue is check for proper spark. You need to check with an actual tester, and do a...
Car will turn over but not start - 2005 Kia Sorento
Hi. There is a good possibility that the timing belt has broken and it is causing the car not to start. The timing belt is what keeps the engine in time so it will start and run. If this belt...
Car cranks but won't start - 2001 Pontiac Firebird
Simply put, the engine only requires three things to start: fuel, air, and gas. The car is likely not receiving one of these in the right amount or at the right time. You can do some simple tests to help...
Had battery cables and ends replaced. They said alternator and battery was good, but sometimes it will not start and needs to be jumped
Hi. There is something still draining the battery. There could be an interior light staying on and you don't realize it. Car chargers can also drain the battery when the car is off. There is also the possibility that the...
Engine will turn over but will not start.
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 1985 Ford F-250 to crank but not start. You have done great so far in inspecting the vehicle and changing the spark plug wires, fuel pumps, and filters. There are a few...
Truck turns over but wont start
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 1981 Dodge D150 to not start. The most common would be the battery, starter, batter cable, fuel pump, fuel filter, ignition switch or a wiring harness fault. A qualified technician, such as...
Crank no start - 1997 Volkswagen Golf
Hello there. Many faults will cause your 1997 Volkswagen Golf to crank but not start. The most common fault is the battery. Once the battery has been load tested and ruled out, there are a few other likely faults, such...
Starting issues. My car won't start right away after sitting over night or for a few hours.
When you say that it won't start, are you saying that the starter doesn't turn (aka it doesn't crank), or are you stating that the vehicle attempts to start (or turns over) but fails? These are two different issues. The...
Turns over strong but won't start.
With my experience with 04 Corvettes, the issue is likely the battery. With the amount of electrical components, the issue is simply battery drain. There are so many settings that require memory that the battery will drain just enough to...
Car won't start but will still crank - 2001 BMW 325i
Hi - I would check to hear the fuel pump running when you go to start it. If not, check the fuse and relay for the fuel pump. If both of these are good, chances are (with your mileage) that...

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