Q: Car won't start but cranks over gas gauge is broke

asked by on

Ok well first my car would stop starting and I would have to tighten the battery cables for it to start, I fixed the cables and about a day or two later the gas gauge just stopped working then while driving the car it just started to slow down and wouldn't let me accelerate and wouldn't let me turn the wheel, like the engine was just stopping, I turned it off and tried to start it and it acts like its going to start but don't, the lights and everything work.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thank you for writing in. All signs thus far point to the fuel pump going out. You can test the available power to the fuel pump to ensure the pump is being supplied with the proper voltage. You can also test the fuel pressure to see if the pump is supplying the engine with what it needs. Replace the pump if needed and remember to replace the fuel filter as well. For more help with testing and repairs contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

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 won't start but cranks over gas gauge is broke

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: Won't start and has spark, 49 psi in fuel pressure, and it ran when I parked the car. Why won't it start?

Hi there. Check the starter and see if is clicking when you turn the key. If the starter is clicking, then either the starter relay or the starter solenoid is not working. If there is no click and the starter...

Q: Car won't turn over but has new battery

YourMechanic next door was most likely correct and you have a problem with the key anti-theft system disabling the vehicle. You will either have to have a specialized locksmith come to you, program the key and make new ones, or...

Q: It's hard to fuel up; the nozzle stops and takes forever to fill up and I need to know why

This is likely related to your evaporative emissions system. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere. The EVAP system collects and temporarily stores the fuel vapors in the charcoal canister. The charcoal...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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 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.