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?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car not starting after starter replacement

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: Have gas in my oil are rings toast after to years even tho car ran fine before parking?

Hi there. Hi there. Anytime an engine sits for extended length of time, internal engine components are subject to freezing up due to lack of lubrication and frequent use. Before attempting to start an engine that has been idle for...

Q: Hear rattling under the hood

Hi there. Many components make up your cooling system. If any of these components are not functioning properly, it will cause your vehicle to overheat. If your vehicle is not leaking any coolant chances are that your radiator fan(s) are...

Q: How do I clear the HomeLink programs?

HomeLink buttons cannot be individually cleared, but they can all be cleared simultaneously. To do so, press and hold the two outside HomeLink buttons on the rear view mirror. After about 20 seconds, an indicator will begin to flash, confirming...

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...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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.