Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My car cranks, it's turning over but it won't start.

asked by on

When cranking the car turns over but it won't catch to start. You can hear the fuel pump when u crank it, but when giving it gas as u crank it, it seems that no gas is getting to it. The battery is good

My car has 230400 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello there, many different faults can caus...

Hello there, many different faults can cause your 2005 Honda Element to not start. Though you hear the fuel pump, this does not necessarily mean it has enough fuel pressure to start the engine. The most common causes of no start condition are the battery, fuel pump, fuel filter, starter, battery cable, ignition coil, or wiring harness fault. A qualified Technician such as one from YourMechanic will be able to diagnose your hard to start fault and make any repairs required.

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: Gear shift stuck in park

There are a few possible malfunctions that can cause the shifter to be stuck in the park position. It is possible that there is a problem with the transmission, but more often, there is a problem with the shifter cable,...

Q: Crank but no start on occasion

When you are putting in fuel, the vapors that build up during refueling normally go into the carbon canister to be stored. This is so that the engine can use them when you are cruising. The computer opens the purge...

Q: My car will not go forward.

The parking brake cables or the handle linkage is binding. The other possible problem could be the rear brakes bound up inside the drums. The mechanic would have to release the brakes by the adjusted if the binding is found...

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...
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.
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.