Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Jeep not turning over.

asked by on

The jeep started and then stalled. I went to start it again and nothing happened when I turned the key. The jeep has a brand new battery, good connections, and a recent check of the electrical system was good.

A: Hello. If the engine simply turned off and ...

Hello. If the engine simply turned off and will not do anything at all now then I would be concerned that there may be an internal engine issue. If when you attempt to start the vehicle you can hear the starter trying to engage then you may have a seized engine. Typically a mechanic would start diagnosing this by trying to turn the engine by hand with a large wrench. If they could not spin it then you need a new engine. If you could then you may have electrical issue going on, especially if the battery is fine. This would take much more in depth electrical diagnosis with a voltage meter. Doing electrical diagnostics can be pretty in depth so I would enlist the help of a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic.

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: Idle fluctuates and then stalls.

It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...

Q: Lost a bunch of power over time with the diesel motor

When the swirl valve fails, a few things are happening. First, the exhaust gas recirculation valve (EGR) and its passages get clogged, leading to a seal in the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) system leaking oil into the swirl valve. The...

Q: Chevy K1500 will not produce spark. I have replaced everything in the ignition system.

Check the spark plug wires and spark plugs. If the plugs have fuel on them, then they are not igniting and need replaced. If the spark plugs are working fine and the wires have good resistance, then put a compression...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.