Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car not starting after starter replacement

asked by on

My car wouldn't start. so, at the recommendation of a mechanic, I had the alternator replaced. The car still won't start.

There are multiple issues that can cause a no start. When dealing with a situation the next best step would be to have a qualified technician perform a starting/charging system inspection to check the battery and starter for proper operation. If the starting/charging system checks out the issue could require a diagnostic to find the true issue. If your vehicle has insufficient spark, fuel, or air the engine management system will not allow the engine to start up. Also mechanical issues can keep a car from starting such as bent valves, incorrect timing, clogged fuel injectors, etc.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: IF I AM NOT GETTING HEAT IN MY CAR UNTIL I HAVE DRIVEN IT FOR 2-3MI AFTER WARMING IT FOR 15-30MIN WHAT COULD BE WRONG?

Hi there: To be completely honest, there is most likely nothing wrong with your Nissan Maxima's heater. If your starting the car for the first time in the morning or during the day, and the engine hasn't built up heat,...

Q: Can a bad pressure switch cause back pressure, enough to blow the pressure line?

Hello. In most cases a pressure switch can cause pressure to build up if it malfunctions, however that depends on the type of pressure switch and what system it is for. If you are referring to the cooling system then...

Q: My 2011 Quest with 100,000 miles has an unknown hesitation about 5 seconds after stopping, and has no power then takes off and runs fine. There is no misfire.

Hi there. The symptoms that your vehicle is having sounds like the fuel pump relay is on the fritz. The relay may be getting too hot and turning off to cool down then it turns back on. This would explain...

Related articles

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...
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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.