Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: It turns over but wont start

asked by on

I can't get it to start I checked everything like fuel pressure,a new starter, new crankshaft position sensor, and new spark plugs and still no start up
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there. Are there any codes stored in the...

Hi there. Are there any codes stored in the ECM? You would need to start diagnosing in the direction that the codes lead. Does the check engine light work? Is there spark? Does the engine crank? Is the airflow meter reading appropriately? Has the battery been tested? I know most believe that the battery plays an insignificant role, but a faulty battery can affect all the other systems, including the ECM. A good healthy battery is a must in all vehicles. The things to check for a no start could be as widespread as a spiders web. I strongly suggest having a qualified technician perform an inspection to avoid replacing unnecessary parts. Your Mechanic has several available technicians that can assist you with a car does not start inspection.

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: Seatbelt motor not working

The passive restraint control module takes inputs from various sensors. It then uses this information to directly control the seat belt motor. If only one of the motors is not working, that motor has likely failed. I suggest having a...

Q: how do I install a load resistor so that my alternator doesn't drain my battery

I'm not sure what you were told but a load resistor will only drain your battery and charging system more. It sounds like you have a problem in the charging system not providing enough power for the electrical load you...

Q: Why is it still misfiring?

Hi there. Check the Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve on the engine. It seems to be sticking on when the engine is running at low idle and causing a misfire as the old exhaust that is burnt is reentering the engine....

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...
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...
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.