Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I have a new battery but my car won't start

asked by on

Put new battery in and still won't start

My car has 200000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

The solution will depend on the symptom you are observing as you try to start the car. I recommend a no-start diagnostic which will identify the root cause. There are a lot of possibilities but if the engine does turn over and cranks, but the car won’t start and run, the following are some areas that a mechanic would consider: fuel pump, spark plugs, timing belt, ignition coil, cam or crank sensor, and others. If in your situation "nothing" at all happens when you turn the key, that is the starter motor itself won’t turn, you could have problems with: battery connections, fuses, the starter motor and circuit, contacts in the ignition switch or other wiring faults.

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

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: Oil pressure switch was replaced but the Check Engine Light is still on.

Hello there, a few different things will cause your 2011 Honda Pilot to still have the Check Engine Light on after the oil pressure switch was replaced. The most common cause would be the code not being cleared after the...

Q: crank no start problem

We need to start by considering the amount of repair work that has been done recently. It is always wise to double check those repairs made are still holding. A poor connection from one of the sensors your placed could...

Q: Check Engine Light is on

Hi There, A few different things will usually cause the car to start and then die. A bad ignition coil can cause this if it is beginning to fail, resulting in intermittent starting problems. A dirty or faulty mass air...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...
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...