Q: Cars tries to crank, but will not start.

asked by on

My car will not start, even though I know the battery is good. It tries to turn over, but never starts up.

If your battery is good that leaves you with 2 likely options. There could be a problem with the connections to the starter from the battery. It’s possible that a connection is either loose or badly corroded which will not allow the electricity to flow freely. The other possibility is that your starter motor is weak and needs to be replaced. I would ask for help from a mechanic to check over your starting system and find the cause of your no start issue.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Cars tries to crank, but will not start.

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: My engine dies when idling if I don't give it gas

Hey there, thank you for asking about your 2007 Honda CR-V. This is a common issue on many cars and is often times related to what is called an idle air control module. This module regulates the air flow into...

Q: Q: How do you inspect the seat belts?

Like most other components of your car, you should regularly inspect your seat belts to ensure that they’re in good condition and don’t pose a threat to your safety. Here’s what you need to do: Pull the belt out...

Q: Just rebuilt the motor and had an issue with a misfiring, rough running engine when warmed up. It idles great at start up.

My best guess would be that this involves a crankshaft position sensor. They can do strange things when they are cracked or broken. Temperature has been known to affect the signal strength and clarity to the PCM. It is mounted...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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.