Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car won't start until 3rd attempt

asked by on

Hello, this is Brock. I have a Lincoln LS V6-3.0L Base. Starting from last month, the car started dying and every time it did that I had to get a jump. I thought the battery was the problem. Then, I bought a new battery and I keep having the same problem. First, it started dying every 5-7 days even though I have a new battery. Then it started doing every 2-3 days. Lately, I realized that the car will start if I try three four times. I would like to know what kind of service I need to get and the estimate for this service. Thank you.

My car has 131000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi Brock: There are several electrical com...

Hi Brock:

There are several electrical components on your Lincoln that could be the reason why you’re having difficulty starting; ranging from faulty battery cables to an ignition component such as the crankshaft position sensor that controls ignition timing. In order to find out what’s causing this issue, and to save money and time on repairs; have one of our mobile mechanics come to your home and complete a car is hard to start inspection first. This will allow them to pinpoint the source of your Lincoln’s starting problems and ensure the right repairs are made the first time.

Was this answer helpful?

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Broken drive shaft

The damage from the broken drive shaft must be inspected to ensure other components were not damaged in the process. Have an experienced technician, such as one from YourMechanic, look to see if the u-joints failed or if the actual...

Q: high voltage to govern sensor is reading too high

Hello. The voltage to the governor sensor is provided and controlled by the computer. If there is an issue with the voltage then the issue is likely computer or wiring related. It may be possible that some wiring has been...

Q: What to do if the CV joint is not able to be removed from transaxle?

Hello. If the axle will not come out of the transmission, then there may be an internal transmission issue. If the axle or output bearing has gotten hot enough then they may seize together. The most important thing is that...

Related articles

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...
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...