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: Car made a noise and then died.

Unfortunately that sound you were hearing may have been your timing belt. The belt may have been frayed and making a noise by rubbing the plastic timing cover under your hood. I believe the noise got louder because the belt...

Q: Antifreeze problem

If you are having to periodically add antifreeze to the cooling system, there could be either an internal or external leak. That would include a "leak" through a faulty radiator pressure cap, which fault in the cap, if the fault...

Q: Throttle body flooding out continuously flow of gas could it be the egr valve

Hi there. It is possible that an EGR valve problem could cause the fuel system to run rich, but typically not cause fuel to leak. This is most likely a throttle body component failure, a fuel line leak or a...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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.