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Hard to start in morning, turn key and it won't start
Hello. You may be experiencing a problem with your starter or ignition switch. If there is a power signal to the starter every time the key is turned, and the vehicle only starts sometimes, the starter may be at fault....
Hard to start car, it seems flooded. Fires right up by using starting fluid.
The fact that you need to use starting fluid suggests you have a fuel delivery problem. Without knowing the year of your VW Beetle, this may tough to diagnose due to the fact that the earlier Beetles were carbureted models...
Why do I have to pump the gas to get my jeep started?
This may be related to many things. Your vehicle may need a timing adjustment, or you could potentially have low fuel pressure. At this point, your Check Engine Light should be illuminated on your dash. When this comes on, there...
Hard starting and clicking noise
The clicking noise is an indication of either a bad or discharged battery or a bad connection in the starting circuit. There are two circuits in every starting system: the primary circuit that is energized by the key, and the...
Engine light - 2004 Honda Accord
Assuming that the starter motor is turning the engine over at sufficient speed (RPM), if the engine doesn't start and run, that means there is something wrong with the ignition system, the fuel system, and/or engine management sensors. It is...
The car continously switches off in the morning, basically it has a cold start but once on the road it is fine
Hello. Issues during cold start can be caused by many things. A few common causes are issues with the engine management or fuel system. Virtually all engines are designed to run with an increased amount of fuel during cold starts,...
Poor starting when cold This is an article that talks about starting a car while it is cold. It is very informative and I believe it is relevant to your situation. You also may have an issue with your fuel. If it was...
Start up problem - 2001 Jeep TJ
Hello. The clicking sound you are hearing may possibly be related to the starter solenoid which is a unit located on the starter that transfers current to the starter when you turn the key. The grinding noise you are hearing...
Starting issues when it's cold outside
This is common for most cars in extreme winter months when the temperature drops. As you may know, car batteries create electrical current based upon chemical reactions inside the battery cell. When these chemicals are subjected to extreme cold, these...
Car cranks slowly when it is hot, but cranks normal when the engine is cold
It sounds like your starter motor could be overheating. If the starter overheats, this can cause it to malfunction. I would recommend having your starter inspected and replaced as necessary by a certified mechanic. Once you have a new starter,...
09 Pontiac GXP is hard to start
Hello there. You have a few different faults going on with your 2009 Pontiac GXP. If the car is hard to start the most common causes are the fuel pump, battery, starter, battery cable, fuel pump relay, ignition switch, or...
When I turn the key the lights come on fine, but sometimes it is hard to crank up. It makes a fast ticking noise
Hello, thanks for writing in. It sounds like either your battery voltage is low, or you have a corroded battery terminal, or both. Check the battery posts for corrosion, if you find a blob of blue green fuzzy stuff there,...
My truck won't crank? 1996 Chevrolet K2500
Hello. If it starts with the rag, then it is a fuel-related issue. I usually check the fuel pressure just to make sure it is fine. If it is, then I check the injector pulse at the fuel injectors. If...
Problem starting after fueling have to give it to start
Hello. All modern cars are equipped with an Evaporative Emission Control (EVAP) system. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere. The EVAP system collects and temporarily stores the fuel vapors in the...
When trying to start it only clicks on a large relay (?ECU?) under the dash passenger side.
Often times when there is a starting issue, there is a small part called a starter relay that is many times over looked that is usually a fairly simple and inexpensive fix. The starter relay is a small unit near...
I think timing - 2001 Honda Civic
Hi there. Assuming your friend replaced the crankshaft position sensor for a no-start condition or fault code stored, that should not have caused an extended crank or scraping noise unless the sensor was improperly installed. The cause may be unrelated...
My car weak to start , battery & alternator ok, I put fuel injector cleaner today, some emissions smell exterior, what can it be?
Hello there. Many different faults can cause your 2000 Honda Accord to be slow to start. The most common fault is the battery. If the battery has been load tested and ruled out, there are other possibilities. Other likely faults...
My truck struggles to start and stay running
This sounds like a fuel pump that is weak to start the vehicle and then stops pumping after ten minutes when it heats up. Have the fuel pressure checked to see if it is holding pressure and keeps pressure when...
Having trouble starting my car after it sits for a long period of time
There could be an issue with the fuel lines having a blockage buildup from sitting, or the fuel filter could be plugged up from fuel sitting. Try flushing out the fuel system with new fuel. You can also turn the...
Car is hard to start early morning - temp is 26 degree celcius.
Most of the time, cold weather starting issues are caused by low cranking amps in the battery. However, if you're able to crank it over rather easily, you may have a throttle body that needs to be cleaned. Sometimes fuel...

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