Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car cranks, but doesn't start

asked by on

I recently replaced the fuel pump, The car will crank, but not turn over.

A: Cranking and turning over are essentially t...

Cranking and turning over are essentially the same, so I will assume that it cranks but won’t start. There are many variables that go into diagnosing a no-start condition. The fuel pump is just one of many things that can cause a situation where the vehicle won’t start. Things like bad ignition modules, bad crank and cam sensors, theft deterrent systems are all possibilities. I suggest seeking help from a qualified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to help you diagnose your car’s no-start condition.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: 1985 Buick Riviera doesn't start

Watch my video, "fixing the car that cranks and doesn't start up," and it will give you all the steps to go through. But basically, what you want to do is see if you have fuel going into the engine...

Q: Car won't start with a new battery, but it starts when I hook it up with jumper cables.

This problem may be due to a faulty starter relay or a bad ground connection. As you may know, the starter relay directs power from the battery to the starter. When the starter relay does not function correctly, in...

Q: Transfer case shift motor

Hello. C0327 is the trouble code for a malfunction with the transfer case encoder motor as you alluded. This is the electric motor that allows the transfer case to engage into 4wd mode. This code is commonly caused by water...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...