Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

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?

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!
  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: How do I set the turn-by-turn display to turn on automatically?

The turn-by-turn display can be turned on in two different ways, depending on the setting. It can either be turned on manually, or it can automatically turn on during route guidance. To choose whether or not you want the turn-by-turn...

Q: Why would there be smoke coming from under my hood and now my car does not shift 2001 Honda Civic

Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. The first thing that needs to be determined is where the smoke is coming from. That may be directly related to the shifting if it is due to leaking transmission...

Q: Car shuts off when the weather is hot

Hello. A bad cam position sensor will cause a Check Engine Light to come on and possibly cause a stall or no start condition for your 2000 Mercury Mystique. Cam position sensors usually develop their problems when hot, so this is likely...

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...
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...
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.