Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car won't crank unless I pull the ASCD relay

asked by on

Car won't crank unless I pull the ASCD relay

My car has 180000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The ASCD relay is for the cruise control on...

The ASCD relay is for the cruise control only and should not cause the vehicle to not crank in any way. You may need to have the relay box checked to see if you have corrosion in the connections. If you need to have the cranking issue diagnosed, a certified mechanic from YourMechanic can come to your car's location to pinpoint the fault and suggest the appropriate repairs. They can also take a look at the ASCD relay to see if there is any malfunction within the cruise control system.

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!

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: No power to fuel pump

Sounds like you might have an electrical issue. If all 4 wires on the relay had power, there is something wrong with the wiring. The relay wires should have ground on two wires, power on one wire and switched power...

Q: Loss of horsepower and gas mileage

Hello. If timing is believed to be the issue, I suggest to not start the vehicle until the timing is properly set. If anything in the timing system itself is loose, it will cause the timing to become off. Off...

Q: How do you use cruise control?

Cruise control is an important system that offers both convenience and the ability to fight fatigue. Setting the speed and then relaxing your foot allows you to be both more comfortable and less tired on long trips. Here’s how to...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.