Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: car dont crank

asked by on

i put the car in the ignition don't start but when u take the crank relay out and hot wire it it start but don't stay running
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Based on the information you gave for your ...

Based on the information you gave for your 2004 Chevy Impala, it may be a bad relay, or possibly the ignition switch, or maybe even something else. I suggest having a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, come to your home or office to diagnose the exact cause of the cranking issue and verify what repairs should be done.

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

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Steering wheel and ignition locked up.

It sounds like you may have a problem with your key. If the key is excessively worn it will not be able to unlock the ignition cylinder so you can turn the key. I would ask for help from one...

Q: How many gaskets does a 2000 Chevrolet Impala have.

When head gaskets are replaced, several other gaskets may be required. Some of these gaskets may include but are not limited to the valve cover gaskets, intake manifold gaskets, water pump gasket, timing cover gasket, and even in some rare...

Q: A/C is going crazy. The reading of the "outside temperature" resets itself. 2004 Land Cruiser

Hello - most likely, the outside air temp sensor has been damaged or ripped out. (They are often mounted down low just behind the front bumper, which makes them vulnerable to all sorts of things.) When the sensor is removed,...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
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...