Q: Difficulty starting the car

asked by on

My car has difficulty starting both in the early morning and late in the evening. It takes a lot of attempts for it to start up. First it would make some clicking sounds, then start cranking a bit. After a couple more times I try to start the car, it would crank a little more. It takes over ten times to get the engine to crank normally. Then the car would finally start up. What could be causing this? Thank you.

There are several things that can cause the vehicle to take many attempts to start. The most common would be the ignition switch, starter, battery, fuel pump, or key cylinder. If you want to have this taken care of, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to diagnose your car’s starting issue and make the appropriate repairs.

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. Difficulty starting the car

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 you know if its really a timing chain gasket? And how long does it take to repair?

It is more likely that the water pump is leaking from its front seal. The leak will show up from the center of the motor area and will drip off the bottom of the timing cover. The timing cover on...

Q: Have trouble code p2101. Cleaned the throttle body unit and still bad. Idle is always high surge like idle.

Hi, thanks for writing in. Code P2101 is titled Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit Performance. Instead of using a traditional throttle cable, your vehicle uses an electronic throttle control. In this system, the throttle control module receives input from sensors,...

Q: How do you release the hand brake when the button is jammed?

Sometimes if you pull up on the parking brake too hard then it may be hard to release. The easiest way to release it is to push on the button while pulling up on the parking brake lever. It may...

Related articles

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...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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...