Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I attempt to start the car, power comes on does not click or attempt to turn over. If I try to start it again, no power.

asked by on

I attempt to start the car, power comes on does not click or attempt to turn over. If I attempt to start it again right after, it's as if the battery is completely dead and I get no power at all. I have to disconnect the negative to get power back.

My car has 100000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi, thanks for writing in. I’d be happy to help. This sounds like you may have a short somewhere in your electrical system. Try checking all of your fuses in the fuse box under the hood. There should be a starter relay fuse that is 40 Amps. Try checking this to be sure it is not burnt or broken. There are also two other ignition fuses (also 40 Amps) that will be right next to this that should also be checked. This is the easiest place to start. If all of these are good and the problem still persists, I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose the issue for you and perform or suggest the necessary repairs.

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
  • Home
  • Questions
  • I attempt to start the car, power comes on does not click or attempt to turn over. If I try to start it again, no power.

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: just got a oil change Car engine temp got really hot, oil spilled under the hood, loud screeching and smoke when the car is on

Hi there. I honestly hate hearing horror stories like this and am very sorry this has happened to you. There are several things that could have caused this issue, ranging from the oil service place forgetting to put the oil...

Q: 1997 toyota corolla remote for kill switch broken, how to disable it?

If your key fob remote stopped working most likely the battery failed and needs replaced. You cannot disable the remote ignition if its designed by the manufacture, however, if you have a remote starter switch that is aftermarket, then you...

Q: What is making my engine knock?

The noise you are hearing is from the lack of lubrication of components inside your engine during initial start-up. The noise goes away as soon as oil gets to the components, however, every time the noise is heard there is...

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 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.