Q: I replaced my starter and my car won't start. I think I did everything correctly, because it did start once.

asked by on

I replaced the starter myself. The starter was definitely the issue because they tested the starter I took out of the car and it was bad. I correctly disconnected and the electrical wires before I removed it. The car did start once, but now won't start. I feel like the only logical explanation is some connection/electrical/wire issue. what can I do to fix this, or how much should it cost to diagnose and repair this issue with a professional mechanic?

My car has 230000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi Philippe. Thanks for the question today and writing back. If you’d like to request an estimate to have one of our mobile mechanics come to your location and diagnose the root source of this hard starting issue, click this link.

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 replaced my starter and my car won't start. I think I did everything correctly, because it did start once.

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: Creaking noise while turning left and right.

It could be worn out ball joints or the thrust bearings in the top of the front struts. These pieces bear the load of the car when it is steering and make creaky noises when their time is up. Your...

Q: Car whistling and shaking when driving and running the AC

Greetings! I will be happy to help. Your description leads me to believe that both of your issues could relate to your serpentine belt. The belt wears out over time, and will at times try to notify the driver of...

Q: Q: What do the turn signal indicators mean?

The turn signal indicators are located on your instrument panel. When one of the turn signal indicators is flashing, it means the corresponding turn signal is currently on. If both turn signals are flashing simultaneously, it means that your hazard...

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...
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...
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...