Q: Car won't turn over.

asked by on

My car needs a new position sensor, but now it won't turn over. It's not the gas line, starter, alternator, or battery. What else could be wrong?

If you are getting power to the starter during key on engine cranking key position, the problem could be the starter. Since you replaced the starter, I would make sure your ground from the engine to the battery was secure. If the starter isn’t grounded, it wont turn over. If there is no power on the starter signal wire during key on engine cranking key position, the problem may be in the ignition switch itself. It could also be a fuse or a relay. A trained technician, like the ones from YourMechanic, can help diagnose your issue.

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

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!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car won't turn over.

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: Car loses power uphill, makes clanking sound - 1995 Chevrolet Corsica

Hey there. You don't mention the conditions under which the "clank" occurs - while accelerating, cornering, braking, etc., but I would have a professional mechanic like YourMechanic check out your vehicle. Loss of power could be a clogged catalytic converter,...

Q: I'm buying my first car and I have a choice of a 2001 Chevy Malibu no issues clean title with 150k miles for $1450 or I Have a 200

The two cars you are referring to are so mechanically similar that there is no meaningful distinction, going forward, as to cost of repair or expected remaining service life. Rather, the costs you may experience will depend on the as...

Q: After sensor replacement, 2nd diagnostic revealed P0139

No, it is not the catalyst. The P0139 code is for the O2 sensor before the catalyst. The code is illuminated when the engine control module is testing the O2 sensor and it cuts the fuel to see if the...

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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
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.