Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car won't turn over

asked by on

We have an MG kit car, which has a VW engine. It has not been driven in years, and I am having trouble getting it started. The battery has a full charge, the lights and radio work, but it will not turn over.

A: I would recommend a visual inspection of th...

I would recommend a visual inspection of the main powers and grounds as well as having the starter and ignition key switch test should be performed. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic can assist you in diagnosis and repair.

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: Timing chain too loose

Hello. The rattling sound that you are hearing could be coming from several different areas of the engine. Your drive belt pulley could be bad, a compressor clutch could be loose, or the alternator pulley or timing chain could be...

Q: Multiple parts replaced in Kia Rio, but still having trouble starting

Your charging system may have blown the main fuse to the charging system when it went bad. A new battery only allowed you to have a full voltage to start and run the vehicle, but the charging system will not...

Q: Trouble starting the car.

It sounds like you may have a faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will...

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...
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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...