Q: Car will crank but won't start, mechanic says the fuel pump is fine, I'm not sure why, also the battery died quickly from trying t

asked by on May 23, 2017

Car will crank but won't start, mechanic says the fuel pump is fine, I'm not sure why, also the battery died quickly from trying to start it for two days.

My car has 234000 miles.

Hi there. If a car will crank over but will not start, it is typically due to one of two issues. First, the engine is not getting enough fuel or not the right mixture of air to fuel. Second, the engine is unable to ignite that fuel when it is supposed. The most common issue is an ignition system component failure, such as a cam or crankshaft position sensor being damaged. When this occurs, the engine is unable to ignite the fuel inside the engine to allow it to start. The battery would drain due to multiple attempts, so it’s probably a good idea to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and complete a car is hard to start inspection. This will permit them to identify the source of the non-starting issue and recommend the right repairs.

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

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

Where is transmission mount located in 2003 cavalier

The transmission mount is on the left side of the vehicle concealed behind the wheel/tire assembly and the inner fender lining both of which must be removed to gain access to the mount. The job requires a torque wrench as...

I bought an ignition control module and no one seems to know where it goes. Is it in the distributor fuse box or computer or where

It is in the distributor. Remove the distributor cap, remove the rotor. There are two connectors on the outside, and one on the inside. Be very careful with the one on the inside, it tends to be brittle. Two screws...

How many spark plugs does a Chevy Traverse 2012 need?

Your engine has 6 spark plugs. If you are having problems with the traction lock then have the system scanned to see if there is codes stored.

Related articles

2012 Toyota Camry vs. 2012 Chevrolet Malibu: Which One Should I Buy?
Mid-size sedans are the perfect family vehicle; offering just enough space for you and a few kids, but not so much that a small family will feel lost in them. This class of vehicles is slightly larger than a compact...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Alabama in 2012
2012 2012 was a great year in Alabama for auto manufacturing, but that wasn’t the only bright spot. Vehicle sales in Alabama were also robust in 2012. Nothing much changed in terms of the vehicle types that were most popular...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
The The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is not only the only domestic subcompact sedan (or hatchback) on the market today, but it’s also one of the most versatile models in its class. This entry-level subcompact car – available in both sedan...