Q: Q: Car won't start

asked by on

Started off occasionally not starting, sometimes with a couple of tries it would finally start but now, nothing. All of the lights come on, radio comes on, etc. but the starter won't turn, no cranking noise. All of the dashboard lights come on when I turn the key to start but nothing happens. I think it's the starter that needs to be replaced; would you agree?

My car has 210000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

In order to know what is causing the no start you should first try to put the transmission in neutral and see if the engine cranks. If it does then the neutral safety switch may be the cause and need checked to be replaced. If engine still does not crank then you will need to have the starter checked to see if it has battery power to the starter and then gets ignition signal power to the starter. If it does then the starter will need to be replaced.

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. Q: Car won't start

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: Cost to do a tuneup?

Hi there. It's always best to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and complete a check engine light inspection first. This will allow them to determine what is causing this light to illuminate, then they will be...

Q: How much does it cost to replace a CV Shaft on 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan.

Hi there. The shaking could be the CV Shaft joints seized up or the suspension on your vehicle is loose causing the vehicle to shake in both forward and reverse directions. Tires with a bubble or out of alignment tread...

Q: Installed new battery but car won't start - 2005 Honda Civic

Your symptoms could be caused by several components. At first, it sounds like the starter is cranking, but isn't powerful enough to turn over the engine. This could be due to a bad electrical connection or faulty starter. Replacing the...

Related articles

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 to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
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...