Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How can I fix my problem and start my car

asked by on

Anti theft won't allow me to turn key so truck won't start, after market remote start won't work.

Hello there, a few common faults will prevent your 2000 Mercedes ML430 from starting. Common failures are the key transponder, a worn key, key cylinder, a faulty security module, or a key fob battery. The first step a technician would take is to try another key if available, to see if the car is able to start. A qualified Technician such as one from YourMechanic will be able to diagnose your vehicle will not start and make any repairs required to get your vehicle running properly again.

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. How can I fix my problem and start my 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: My car doesn't turn on.

I'm going to presume that you mean that your car cranks, but the engine does not start. An engine needs fuel, compression and ignition in order to run and these things have to occur at the right time. If one...

Q: Gray leather srs back doors airbag cap for 2002 E430 mercedes

Although it is possible to find this part at a junk yard, the best place to find something like that would likely be eBay.

Q: Battery or Alternator

This can be caused by a variety of things. The first couple of things you may need to look into are the possibility of a vacuum leak, or the fuel injection system. In order for your car's engine...

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...
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...
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.