Q: I have replaced the battery it still dose not want to start it doesn't even make a sound like it wants to start what could it be??

asked by on

a couple days ago my radio had went out but still stayed with power.then my car stops as I am driving around town thought it was the battery since the radio stayed on for a few days so I replaced the battery and it still won't start it doesn't even make a sound like it wants to start

My car has 23000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If the starter motor is not even cranking the engine, among the first possibilities is excessive voltage drop in the starter circuit due to poor electrical connections, or a dead starter/solenoid. Prior to performing diagnostics be sure that the immobilizer (security) system off. If the starter motor does not operate at that point, there are only two possibilities: 1) either there is no power to the starter motor/solenoid, or an excessive voltage drop, hence the entire starter circuit would have to be diagnosed; or 2) there is power but the starter/solenoid itself is bad and that includes intermittent operation which does happen. If you desire that a specialist from YourMechanic determine which of these is the issue, and get it resolved, please request a no start diagnostic. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I have replaced the battery it still dose not want to start it doesn't even make a sound like it wants to start what could it be??

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: radio does not turn on with car, seat heating will not turn on, and windshield wipers do not work.

Hi there. In general, when you have multiple electrical problems that occur as you've described, it's typically caused by a damaged electrical relay that powers accessories and ancillary components such as the windshield wipers. It's best to have a professional...

Q: Replace plastic cover over right taillight unit

Unless Cadillac offers the lens as a separate and replaceable separately component, there is no way to repair the lens by itself. The only "repair" is a red film/tape that is available at your local auto parts store. It will...

Q: Car did not engage going forward, nor in reverse

Hi we will be happy to help. The issue you are experiencing is likely due to a form of preventive maintenance that your vehicle needs. The maintenance that I'm referring to is the clutch actuator adjustment. Overtime, the clutch will...

Related articles

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...
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...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...