Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car will crank but not fire

asked by on

I ran over a chunk of asphalt. I lost my throttle and my fuel gauge quit working. The car was still running so I coasted to the shoulder and shut it off. Now the car will crank but won't fire. We tested relays and fuses, I haven't checked fuel pressure yet because I don't have a gauge but I disconnected fuel supply line at tank and pump is working.

My car has 145000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello there, thanks for writing in. A few different faults could have happened when your 2011 Chevrolet Cruze ran over the asphalt chunk. The most common would be a failed fuel line, damaged wiring, loose connections, or fuel leak. If you would like help, consider having a qualified technician such as one from YourMechanic come to your home or office to diagnose your crank no start condition and make any repairs required to get the vehicle up and running again. Hope this helps and best of luck!

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car will crank but not fire

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: What ATF do I need in a 2011 Honda civic ex?

The automatic transmission fluid in you 2011 Honda Civic EX is full synthetic Honda ATF DW-1. The fluid is compatible with older Honda transmissions but the older fluid is not compatible with your car and newer. You should make sure...

Q: Brakes: vacuum pump relay failire

It sounds like your problems are isolated to the Brake Assist System which is a system designed to sense panic stop conditions and use vacuum to assist the brake pedal and give you the shortest possible stopping distance. Like the...

Q: Grinding sounds while driving at lower speeds only

The problem is with the transmission 2-3 or 3-4 gears in the transmission. The transmission would need to be inspected and diagnosed by a mechanic with transmission experience to see if the transmission is repairable or needs to be replaced....

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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...
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.