Q: Car cranking but not starting.

asked by on December 21, 2015

The car cranks, but will not start.

Car is not starting Inspection $79.99 - $99.99 Get a Quote

This vehicle engine and year has more than one possible failure for this complaint and no one stands out more than the fuel pump in the fuel tank. It is also possible that it could be could be a crank or cam sensor. My recommendation is to have a certified technician check the fuel pressure and repair the fuel system relay, pump and filter as needed. If fuel pressure is ok then he will check for spark and injector pulse.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing


Experienced Mechanic?

Earn up to $70/hr

What others are asking

I got a new battery and my radio doesn't work. The display says Error Code E

It is a Volkswagen passat 1.8t 2004

Where is located the sensor camshaft on my avenger 2009 2.4l?

Hi there. The camshaft position sensor is located in the back of the engine next to the EGR engine gas recirculation valve attached to the cylinder head under the valve cover. It would be round with two bolts and have...

ticking at idle

Hi there. The lifters are sticking causing the push rods to be loose and tap on the rocker arms. Put one quart of ATF in the engine oil and run the engine for 15 minutes at 3,000 rpm's. Then change...

How do you detect the grinding noise in the rear diferential, rear wheel drive?

Hi there. Raise up the vehicle off the ground and put it on jack stands where all the wheels are off the ground. Check the rear differential fluid in the rear axle on the car. See if there is fluid...

Why won't my tires spin?

Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. This would depend on if it is a front wheel or a rear wheel. If it is a front wheel, it is possible that the wheel bearing could be seized...

Something banging around under the hood

Greetings and thank you for writing in with this concern! Without knowing more about the conditions that cause the noise (when, where, how, etc) it is difficult to advise on this concern. Mazda has released a number of Technical Service...

Related articles

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Electronic Ignition Pickup
If your car has an electronic distributor ignition system and the engine stalls or car does not start, you may have to replace the ignition pickup.
How Long Does an Ignition Switch Last?
Most Most car owners fail to realize just how much work getting a car started is. In order for this process to work the right way, a variety of different parts on the car will have to work in unison....
How Long Does an Ignition Relay Last?
When When trying to crank a car, you will need a few vital components to be working in order for the process to be successful. On most cars, there is an intricate network of relays and switches that allow for...