Q: Car won't turn over

asked by on February 05, 2016

My car won't turn over at all.

Several things could be causing this issue. The most likely would be either a dead battery, or a faulty starter. Although unlikely, the engine could also be seized. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a mechanic to determine why it’s not turning over. Once it has been confirmed whether the problem is mechanical or electrical, the mechanic will be able to take it from there.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

New power steering pump and hoses. The fluid is good too but it's hard to turn the steering wheel. What causes it?

Hello, thanks for writing in. Assuming the power steering system has been properly bled, and there is no more air in the system, I suspect the pressure relief valve in the pump itself is stuck, not allowing pressure to "assist"...

After alternator replacement, no power in SUV

Hello. It sounds like the cause of your problem is a blown battery fuse. The battery fuse is the main fuse for your battery, and if it has blown, the truck will not have any power until it is replaced....

During acceleration, the car behaves as if the brakes are being applied.

This is a known problem with this vehicle related to a faulty brake master cylinder. The symptoms are very similar to what you are describing in that the brakes will feel as if they are being applied when the car...

Related articles

What Is the Difference Between Conventional, Electronic and Distributor-less Ignition Systems?
If If you’re like many people, you know that when you turn the key in your ignition, the engine cranks and you’re able to drive your car. However, you might not know how that ignition system works. For that matter,...
How to Get a Replacement Car Key
Lost car keys can be extremely frustrating. Try to find missing keys first, then call a local locksmith to see if they can make a replacement car key.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Ignition Trigger
If your car is hard to start, not starting at all, or its Check Engine Light comes on, you may need to replace the ignition trigger.