Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: how can i tell if a control module has gone out

asked by on

my truck was running fine. I went to start it the next day and the alarm went off and nothing works will not start no cluster lights can not turn the ignition on

My car has 140000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

First, the connection to the battery must be checked to make sure the terminals are clean and tight. A poor connection here can cause a long list of problems. Try again with a good connection and charged battery. If the ignition key is badly worn, in some cases you can flip the key and get the tumblers to align properly. If you want to have this taken care of, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose why your car will not start, and let you know what needs to be done.

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!

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: gas hand works after reving to 4000 rpm

Fuel sensing units were a common replacement item with your Mercedes Benz ML320 and that generation ML. In fact, most Benz' of that era have the same issue. Here is something you can try: Turn the ignition to...

Q: Car stalls all of a sudden for no reason while driving

Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2003 Ford Taurus. Your fuel pump in the fuel tank is most likely going bad and will seize up when it gets hot. Have the fuel pressure tested to see if you...

Q: I'm getting high oil pressure readings when Accelerating

This may be happening for a a few different reasons such as a faulty oil pressure gauge in your dash, too much oil in the motor or clogged oil passages. I would start by checking the oil in the motor...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
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.