Q: Q: Car not starting or turning over

asked by on

The car won't start or turn over, even though the car has power. I had it in the shop recently with the same problem and they said it was a short.

Hello, electrical testing of the starter will need to be performed. I assume that you are referring to a short in the wiring between the ignition switch and the starter. With the concern reproducible, it will be easier to find and recommend a repair. You will probably need the aid of mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who can trace out the starting circuit and determine what part is causing the no-start condition.

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. Q: Car not starting or turning over

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: The housing for the starter outside bolt hole is cracked and can't get the bolts to hold the starter in its rightful place 2008 Cadillac Escalade

Hi - while it may be possible to remove the starter and repair the housing (weld and re-drill the hole), the most practical approach is to simply replace the starter. It could well cost just as much to repair it...

Q: Anti-theft preventing car from starting

Hello. The first thing I would do is try to reset or disable the anti-theft system. This can be done by locking the doors with the power lock, and closing all the doors and the trunk. Then you wait 30...

Q: Good Day , I have a 01 chevy silverado 5.3 V8 with about 200,000 miles on it. over the past few years I have put out about $10,000

Unfortunately this decision can be very difficult to make. With the amount of money that you already have invested into the truck it would be hard to let the truck go. However continuing to invest more money into a truck...

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...