Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My car will not start

asked by on

If my Lexus 300 ES motor will not turn over, when I turn the key it sounds like to wants to start or could it be the starter? Hours before there was no problem.

My car has 135000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This could be a variety of things ranging from a fuel delivery problem to a no spark problem. The good thing is you know you are getting power to the starter if it cranks. Outside of this you will need more information as to potential trouble codes. I would suggest having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose the starting issue by using a scanning tool which will download info from your car’s computer indicating potential problems which will allow them to test certain parts to better trace the problem.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My car will not start

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: Can won't start

Hello there, no start issues are one of the most common problems with your 2007 Honda Odyssey. You have done well in testing the the battery and the alternator already. If the battery tested well and there is no power...

Q: Check engine light on, temperature goes to hot, noisy engine, car shuddring and turns off.

Fault codes need to be read out from the engine computer. There is a technical service bulletin (TSB) out by Lexus that points to a faulty thermostat causing a Check Engine Light, and that the thermostat should be replaced based...

Q: I have a loud clunk in my front suspension on my 2005 nissan titan. I've read that I may need a new sway bar and ball joints.

Hi there. When adding a lift kit to any vehicle its important to replace the ball joints so they are not damaged when the standard lift is removed. Plus, either the sway bar could be replaced or extensions could be...

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...
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...
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...