Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car not starting after battery install

asked by on

I just installed a brand new battery and the car does not start. I cleaned and tightened up the battery nut connection. My dashboard light does not come on fully and I can see the battery icon is on.

A: Hi. It seems like you may be having trouble...

Hi. It seems like you may be having trouble with the power output and connections from your battery to your vehicle. It is possible that the battery was not charged from the store you bought the battery from. It could also be possible that other components of the starter system are faulty. I would recommend having a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, diagnose your car starting issue so that you can get your car back on the road.

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: Car starts, then gets hot and stalls

Hello. It sounds to me like your AC has lost its refrigerant charge and should be tested for leaks. If no leaks are found, you should have a certified mechanic recharge the AC system to specifications. The overheating issue, to...

Q: Hazard lights don't work

Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais. There can be an issue with the switch itself or the hazard flasher assembly. The flasher is the device that makes the lights blink and a failure here...

Q: Problems with heated seat.

Hello. Issues with your heated seats can be caused by a few different things. If the heater control module, the component that controls the functions of the heated seats, has an issue it can cause the heated seats to malfunction....

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.