Q: Car not starting with good cranky sound

asked by on

Hi, I was coming back from the office yesterday and suddenly my car stopped, I I checked every fuse in the box, everything seemed to be OK. But I noticed that my fuel pump was not making any humming sound. What could be the problem? I tried to restart when I checked all the fuses still there was no success . Please I need your expertise advice. Thank you.

My car has 132000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. This may be caused by a variety of issues, of which one may potentially be the fuel pump fuse. This may also be caused by a fuel pump connectivity issue or relay. If you are mechanically able to perform the following test, I would recommend testing the fuel pump relay to determine if this is the problem.

If the fuel pump relay wires straight to the pump, jump the wire in the fuse box directly to the battery. Use a 10 amp fuse in your jumper lead to be safe. If that works, go from the relay power supply wire to the fuel pump wire effectively eliminating the relay all together. If this works, then you know it is the fuel pump relay. Performing tests like this can be tedious and time consuming. A qualified professional from YourMechanic can inspect this starting issue and determine what fixes are needed.

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 with good cranky sound

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 won't start and shakes while turning the key - 2003 Saturn L300

Hello. These lights can mean that there is a serious issue going on or that there may be an electrical malfunction. I usually check and see if there is oil pressure and check to make sure that the charging system...

Q: Hearing a clunking noise while turning the steering wheel

Hi there. This sounds like you have axle failure. Look under the car where the axle boots are and see if the boots are torn, leaking, or missing. Also look for grease that may have been leaked; usually all around...

Q: Starting issues. My car won't start right away after sitting over night or for a few hours.

When you say that it won't start, are you saying that the starter doesn't turn (aka it doesn't crank), or are you stating that the vehicle attempts to start (or turns over) but fails? These are two different issues. The...

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...
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...
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...