Q: Car won't start due to rain

asked by on

I have had a lot of rain in my area and now my car won't start. Everything works normally if I turn the ignition switch to accessory, but when I try to start it, nothing happens.

A: A no-start condition can be caused by many ...

A no-start condition can be caused by many things, and is sometimes one of the most difficult problems to diagnose. It may be possible that the rain may have something to do with this. No-start conditions can be caused by something as simple as a blown fuse, to the need for a new engine computer. Since the nature of the problem can vary greatly, I recommend having a professional technician inspect your vehicle's starting issue so that the correct repairs can be made.

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: There is a hole directly below the heater core hoses on the firewall of the engine compartment that is dripping coolant

This is the A/C heater evaporator case drain. If you see coolant leaking from it then you have a blown out heater core inside the evaporator case. If you do not get it fixed soon the engine will run out...

Q: How do I engage the alarm system?

The alarm system on your vehicle was designed to keep your vehicle safe and prevent theft. There are several different methods are arming and disarming the alarm system. To engage the alarm system. Turn the vehicle off, on auto...

Q: Steering wheel makes loud groaning noise

From the information provided on your Pontiac, it leads me to believe that there may be an issue with your power steering pump. A test you can perform, only if you are comfortable, involves open the hood after the engine...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
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...
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...