Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Ignition system is not working.

asked by on

The ignition system is not working. It is new, but it is not turning over to start the engine.

A: When you are experiencing problems with sta...

When you are experiencing problems with starting your vehicle, we first want to address the life of the components that aid in starting the vehicle up. It was mentioned that you have a new ignition system installed and that it is not working. More information is important in regards to this repair, such as what part of your ignition system was replaced because it could play a part in what we are currently experiencing. These parts could include the ignition switch, the ignition coils and the ignition control module, all pieces that could fail. It is important to know if your car was running prior to the repair as well.

It was mentioned that your vehicle is not turning over. When you turn the key to start your car, do you hear the starter motor turning the engine over, do you hear a click or is nothing heard? If you are unable to hear the motor turning over, it is likely the problem lies with the battery or with the starter. As you can see, there are a few different parts that are playing a role in getting your Buick Century to start. It is very important to enlist the help of a certified mechanic to inspect your car and get you started back on the road soon!

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Big hole under transmission

Depending on where exactly the case is broken will determine if it is junk or not. JB weld will not contain any fluid pressures. If you have fluid leaking through the hole then you most likely will have to replace...

Q: Oil leaking from oil pan in 1999 Ford-150

You have to figure out where it's leaking from. Look at that video that I showed before, "finding and fixing car oil leaks" with a UV leak dye. If it's just leaking around the seam, you need a new gasket....

Q: Do I need a press to replace the front passenger wheel bearing?

Thanks for writing in about your 1999 Buick Century. The short answer is: no, your wheel bearing is bolted in with 3 bolts. If you need assistance with the replacement of your wheel bearing, consider YourMechanic, as one of our...

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 to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...