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

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. 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

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: rough idle when stop

I would recommend using a portable scope to look at the secondary firing patterns which will enable you to narrow down the issue to fuel versus an ignition fault. The problem you are describing could be due to a faulty...

Q: AC makes noise after putting on expansion valve

Hello. It sounds like your new compressor may be failing. Flushing the system is not enough when the compressor fails. When there is debris in the system, it gets stuck in the expansion valves, the condenser, and the accumulator. If...

Q: Accelerating gas and it dies wont start after acts like it wants too & won't. I already changed fuel pump igni module crank sensor

Hey there. There are several issues that will keep a vehicle from starting. It really depends on exactly what is keeping the vehicle from starting. You'll need to find out if there is proper fuel pressure, is it getting sufficient...

Related articles

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...
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...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...