Showing articles & questions for topic
no start

Related questions

My car won't start - 1994 Toyota Camry
First, check fuses for ignition and the engine management computer (ECU). Do you hear even the slightest "click" from the starter area? If so, the starter solenoid has failed. Given the age of your Toyota, the ignition switch or...
Car won't start and shakes while turning the key - 2003 Saturn L300
Hello. These lights can mean that there is a serious issue going on or that there may be an electrical malfunction. I usually check and see if there is oil pressure and check to make sure that the charging system...
Intermittent not starting
The important thing to understand is that bad connections are the culprit with symptoms such as this. A connection may look good on visual inspection, but could still be faulty. Your Volvo has several factors that must be considered. Your...
Car will not start. Just clicks
Hey there. This may be related to the starter solenoid. This is a unit on the starter that directs power to the starter allowing it to engage the flywheel when you turn the key. When this is not working properly,...
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...
Check Engine Light came on. Car also has problems cranking but only when I refill it with gas.
Hi there - the first thing to do is extract the problem code(s) which are setting the "Check Engine" light. This will more efficiently direct resolution of the problem. Evaporative emission system problems are often associated with "fill-up" issues like...
Poured coolant in engine, now it won't run.
Hello. If you poured anti-freeze into the engine crank case, then it may very well be possible that a serious mechanical issue has occurred. If any water or antifreeze find their way into the engine, they can contaminate the oil...
Car cranks over but won't start - 2004 Nissan Sentra
If the fuel pump is not "whirring" momentarily when you turn the key "on", either the pump is not receiving power or it's non-functional. You might try probing the fuel pump harness for 12 volts at moment key is turned...
Turns over but won't start, or starts for a few minutes and then dies. It dies while driving also.
Hi there. From the description you have provided, your vehicle's engine dying could be so many things causing the problem. Assuming the Check Engine Light is not coming on. It could be the fuel pump. A fuel pressure test could,...
My car will not turn over and the car is stuck. The lights and stuff will still come on. It's not the battery.
Hi there. From the description you have given, it's hard to determine whether it is the engine that won't turn or the key won't turn. If it is the engine not turning over. It could be the starter. The part...
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 start - 2005 Ford Explorer
The first question to answer for yourself is, does the engine attempt to start, also known as cranking over? If not, then you need to be concerned with your starting system. The battery may be powerful enough to power accessories,...
Won't crank, battery is new all lights inside and out come on . will not jump start
Hello there, many faults will cause your 2006 Nissan Quest to not start or crank. You have done great in replacing the battery first, as this is the most likely fault in most cases. Other common is the starter, battery...
My car won't start but does make noise
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2008 Toyota Yaris to crank but not start. The most likely is the battery, fuel pump, battery terminals, starter, battery cables, ignition switch, or a wiring harness fault. A qualified Technician such...
have to clutch start everytime we want to go somewhere
Hello there, many faults will prevent your 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage from starting normally. You have done well in replacing the battery and starter first as these are the usual causes. Other potential faults are the battery cables, ignition switch, battery...
My car is not starting when the MAF sensor is plugged in - 1991 Nissan Serena
This may be a sign of a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...
My car wouldn't start after battery was just replaced my car cd player is running after I turn the car off
Your CD player definitely should not be running after the key is off and out of the car. It will certainly drain your battery. So the good news is you can be reasonably certain about what is killing your battery....
I put a penny in place of a fuse, tried to start my car and now it wont start and makes a grinding sound when i try to start it
Hi there. Putting a penny in place of a fuse, not recommended, replace with the correct fuse. The fuse is there, to protect the circuit. If the fuse blows, there is a short to ground. The grinding sound, when you...
My car will not start, possible water damage from flooding
Hi there. I would really need to know for sure what kind of car this is to be accurate in my assessment. With that being said, if water did not get inside of the car, the damage may not be...
I have a new battery, and my car starts with a jumper cable, but it won't restart after driving and shutting the engine off.
This suggests you may have a bad grounding issue or potentially a faulty alternator. As you may know, the alternator is what charges your car's battery when the car is running. When this is not working properly, your battery will...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.

Ask a question