Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I cannot start my car after engine cools

asked by on

I cannot start my car after engine cools

My car has 20000 miles.
My car's transmission is unknown to me.

Hi, thanks for writing in. There are several possible issues that can cause an engine to not start after it cools. The first thing we need to determine however is what starting issues are you having. If the engine doesn’t crank over, it’s probably related to the starter or the battery. If the engine won’t ignite; but does turn over, it’s related to ignition or fuel flow. In order to properly diagnose your issue, a professional mechanics will need to complete a car is not starting inspection onsite, so they can determine what is the exact source of the starting 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!

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: Car died while driving down the road and it will not start.

Hi there. What could have happened is the rats nest could have chewed through some of the wires to the ignition system to the ignition switch and making the engine not want to start. Remove the rats nest and clean...

Q: Take off (First Gear issue)

It sounds to me like you may have a slipping clutch. A worn clutch will fail to grab a lower engine speeds as well as less that 100% clutch engagement. Eventually, the vehicle will not move at all so I...

Q: Power steering assist fault - 2013 Ford Explorer

Hi there. There is a Ford Recall (#14V286000) regarding your electrically-assisted power steering. This is directly related to the problems you are experiencing, and can also cause momentary loss of power assist. I would check with Ford to have this...

Related articles

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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
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.