Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car sometimes starts, sometimes it doesn't

asked by on

Car sometimes start and sometimes doesn't

My car has 74000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Does the car crank every time and will not ...

Does the car crank every time and will not start sometimes? In this case, you may suspect worn out plugs or low fuel pressure. If the vehicle will crank sometimes and others it will not, you may have a faulty starter.

Consider hiring an experienced technician, such as one from YourMechanic, to come to your home or business and determine if you have need spark plugs or a starter replaced.

Was this answer helpful?
Recommended services
Get a Quote

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: my IS250 lexus cant start, just cranks

Hello. Thanks for writing in. vehicles that only crank can be frustrating. Although the battery may seem fine, it is always a good idea if it is over 2 years old, to have it tested. This can be done quickly...

Q: Intermittently doesn't start

Hi there. There could be several reasons for your vehicle's intermittent no start issue. From the description you have given, I would not think the ECU (electronic control unit) is your vehicle's problem. Assuming the ECU is not recognizing the...

Q: Coolant leak on car

Hi. The water pump and radiator are common leaks on your van. Your cooling system will need to be inspected to find what part is leaking. It’s ok to add water to the system temporarily until the leak is repaired,...

Related articles

How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
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 P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control 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...