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My care hesitated to accelerate, i backed it up and it put 3 times and shut off. Now it cranks and wont start. I put in new spark
If the engine cranks at adequate RPM, be sure there is adequate fuel in the fuel tank and that the fuel is not old. Download any OBD-II trouble codes that have been stored and examine those codes for diagnostic clues....
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2001 Chevy s-10 truck that won't start. Lights come on but when I turn the ignition there is no noise ( grinding, clicking )
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle depends on two main components for starting. Considering the starter motor is not functioning at all, you either do not have power going to it, or the motor has failed and is...
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I have a 2000 Saturn SL2 I changed the battery and alternator . Started the car . Drove it around the block for a while to make su
Hi...you did not indicate if the engine turned over or not, or whether the engine did crank but just simply would not run. Consequently, I will briefly review both scenarios for you. In either case though, a no start diagnostic...
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My car was overheating won't start after we fix it
Check for diagnostic trouble codes. Overheating has the potential to cause head gasket leaks and valve and piston damage. You should measure cylinder compression to first be sure that the engine is basically mechanically sound. If cylinder compression is normal,...
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2007 Dodge caravan won't start
Hello, thank you for writing in. This is a great question. The battery is solely responsible for starting the vehicle. This is assuming your connections and wires are clean, dry, and tight. Once the battery starts the vehicle, the alternator...
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I have a 2006 Hyundai Azera Limited all the cylinder are misfire would this stop the car from starting up?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is not starting because of the issue causing the misfire. If not cylinders are firing when they are being told to, there will be no combustion, and the car will not run....
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Truck died will span over but will not start to the new computer in still nothing just sits there and spends over
The problem might be something simple such as a failed fuel pump or perhaps a crank or can position sensor is faulty. Briefly, if the engine cranks at adequate RPM, be sure there is adequate fuel in the fuel tank....
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Replaced alternator and battery car still will not start it will crank
If the engine cranks at adequate RPM, be sure there is adequate fuel in the fuel tank and that the fuel is not old. Download any OBD-II trouble codes that have been stored and examine those codes for diagnostic clues....
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I changed my spark plugs and ignition coils and now my car wont start it just clicks i have a 2002 jaguar s type v6 3.0
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several issues that may have occurred. The first step is to make sure the ignition wires are installed correctly, and that you did not mix up the firing order. You can do...
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Battery saver system car won't turn and battery good and starter. Whole dash illuminates when I turn key though, no alter
Have the battery load tested in case it was short circuited. Reverse polarity, at the battery, in a 12 volt electrical system on a car can cause a variety of effects including damaging the alternator, diodes and the numerous microprocessors...
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If a timing chain isnt put on right can that stop the car from starting ?
Hello, thank you for writing in. You are correct. If the timing belt is broken, installed wrong, or the engine is off time for any reason, the vehicle may not start. If you have had recent repairs made to the...
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My 2500HD wont fire. But its turning.
Check to see if there are any stored diagnostic trouble codes. Be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes a load test. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from...
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Starter location , 1998 Lincoln town Car
Hello. If you raise the vehicle up, or get under it, you should be able to locate the starter from the bottom. If you look towards the back of the engine, the starter will connect to the flywheel under and...
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P2118 where to look for the issue
Hello, thank you for writing in. You are throwing a code for the throttle body actuator control motor. More particularly, it means that the computer which monitors the throttle actuator has detected that the motor is working outside of it...
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Fuelpump
Hello, thank you for writing in. In a vehicle this old, when it has sat for so long, there can be many issues causing your symptoms. If the starter spray is not helping, then its likely you do not have...
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Truck would not start this morning. 2011 Chevy Silverado. would not crank and service traction control came on. Help!
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the starter is not attempting to engage and turn over the engine, then you are likely not getting enough power to the starter due to a dead battery. You should try jump-starting the...
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Car just clicks. Tried a battery and starter and it still just clicks. Help?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Your vehicle may be having one of many issues. To begin, make sure your battery cables and the starter's cables are all clean, dry, and tight. You will then want to see if the...
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Hello, my battery died in my car last night I replaced it got home and now it won't start. Starter or alternator? CEL on now also
Hello, thank you for writing in. With full battery power, the battery may still be struggling to use that voltage and it may not be providing enough amperage to the starter. You should have the battery tested at an automotive...
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I pulled out in to traffic so i accelerated hard and the car cut off and wont crank up.
Considering the mileage on your car, it really could be just about anything. But if there was an unusual noise, like the sound of something breaking when you were really on it, it could be real trouble. Listen carefully to...

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