Q: car won't start

asked by on

Went to accelerate to get onto the highway. My engine revved up to 4,000 and wouldn't go. I pulled to the off ramp and the engine shut off. I have had the timing belts, water pump done 6 months ago. The transmission is only 1 1/2 years old. Not leaking any fluids any where. Have fluids changed on a regular. The car was not starting on hot days after driving for awhile. Replaced the sensor in front of the engine. Haven't had that issue since. Now this. I have spark, I have fuel, car is getting fuel. It cranks like it wants to start just won't.

My car has 165000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This could be caused by a variety of things such as a bad crank position sensor, a faulty throttle body sensor, faulty ignition coils and many other potential problems. There should be a Check Engine Light on since the car will not start which will register trouble codes in the computer. This should be diagnosed using a scan tool which will provide valuable info related to those codes indicating specifically which components have failed. For further help, have a local expert, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the starting issue firsthand and let you know what repairs are necessary.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. 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: H Chad. i have a 2010 range rover sport and theres some oil leaking on one of its valve cover on the right. I had asked some shop

As long as the valve cover is not distorted or cracked, it is re-used. Valve covers can be verified for "flatness" to determine if the sealing surface is distorted. You are asking a good question because IF the sealing surface...

Q: 2005 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500

The Check Engine light must be reset by a Scan/Clear tool that supports the Sprinter. The computer will not reset it on its own.

Q: Car turns over but won't start

Hi, thanks for writing in. If, during a "no start" session, waiting slightly more than 10 minutes allows you to successfully start your H3, the problem is not with the fuel system. A failure of the ignition switch (an internal...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
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.