Q: Car won't start

asked by on September 30, 2016

The car isn't starting but everything on the dash it lighting up so what's the problem I think it's the sensor how much will that cost of I take it to the dealership
My car has an automatic transmission.

There are many reasons as to why the car may no start, some of which may be related to various sensors. The most efficient way to approach something like this is often times to have the car’s computer scanned using a scanning tool which will help download critical data from the car’s computer indicating specific problem areas. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose your starting issue firsthand and help you make the necessary 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

My engine is about to kill itself.

If the vehicle transmission has entered limp mode and the engine is really misfiring, these faults have to be diagnosed separately. The engine misfiring should be dealt with first. Typically, the engine is scoped to look at secondary firing patterns...

No acceleration in drive

Hello - first task is to check to see if there are any problem codes set, whether the Check Engine light is on or not. It is possible that the transmission speed sensor is malfunctioning as you mention, and not...

How do you figure out which engine mounts actually need replacing?

With all most 200k miles you most likely have all four mounts needing replacement. The first thing to do is to physically look at each one and look for rips or tears in rubber, sagging or oil soaked. Once all...

Related articles

P0081 OBD-II Trouble Code: Intake Valve Control Solenoid Circuit (Bank 2)
P0081 P0081 trouble code definition P0081 indicates a generic issue with the intake valve control circuit bank 2. It may be seen with P0082. The vehicle may have a bank 1 and a bank 2 intake solenoid. What the P0081...
P2135 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch A / B Voltage Correlation
P2135 code definition Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch A / B Voltage Correlation What the P2135 code means This particular trouble code indicates that...
P0340 OBD-II Trouble Code: Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction
P0340 code definition Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction What the P0340 code means The camshaft position sensor calculates the rotational speed of...