Q: Car cranks but no start or spark

asked by on August 15, 2016

Was driving to work and car cut off. Alternator and starter good. Changed spark plugs, coil, new battery and ignition switch. Cam sensor good. Belts are good. No blown fuses. What else could be the problem?

My car has 140190 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

From what you’ve described, you may have a bad crankshaft sensor. You’ll know if this is the case once you run a scan test to get sensor data. The sensor may not be sending a crankshaft signal to the computer.

If you’d like to get this fixed, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can help diagnose your stalling issue and help you fix it accordingly.

Was this answer helpful?
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

Get a quote

What others are asking

Bolt on 06 Elantra control arm no longer attached

The repair will depend on whether the arm detached and as a consequence got damaged. Also, detachment of the arm if the vehicle is moving can potentially damage other parts such as the mounting boss(es) on the frame that the...

Not sure what to replace first on Front end suspension on lifted power wagon

Hi there: Honestly, everything you listed is urgent to be replaced at the same time if possible. Without physically inspecting your Dodge Ram 2500, it's impossible to give you a priority list that would be professional or a safe option....

Auto trans - overdrive not working 1993 Dodge Dakota

Hello - there are a number of possible causes for this behavior, which I will list in approximate order of hassle and expense to check out: after making sure transmission fluid is at the proper level and condition (slightly pink,...

Related articles

What Sensors Do All Cars Have? And What Optional Ones Are There?
Modern cars have an increasing amount of sensors. Most cars have an oxygen sensor and a throttle position sensor, but parking sensors are optional.
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Dodge Ram
While While Chrysler has decided to give Ram its very own division, it seems impossible not to think of the Ram 1500 as a Dodge. After all, you’ll still buy your 2012 Ram at a Dodge dealer, and it remains...
How Long Does an EVP Position Sensor Last?
An An integral part of your vehicle's EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) system is the EVP position sensor. This sensor has the important job of figuring out where the gate is positioned in order to allow gases to pass through to...