Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My car wont start

asked by on

I changed the main relay, the ignitor, and the distributor cap and rotor, the car cranks but wont start
My car has a manual transmission.

A: Hello. If the engine will crank and not sta...

Hello. If the engine will crank and not start then we would need to see if it is lacking spark, fuel, or compression. If it does not have a spark then the ignition system needs to be diagnosed. If it does not get fuel then it may have a failure in the fuel pump. If it does not have compression then this may be the result of a broken timing belt. All of these can cause a no start. If you want to have this crank no start fixed, consider having a YourMechanic certified technician come to your home or office to diagnose why the vehicle will not start.

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: Passenger window off track

If the window has come off the track, then there may be a problem with the window regulator. Many times the cable will snap, and the window will fall down into the door. I would recommend having a professional technician,...

Q: Car is bogging and losing power - 1996 Chevrolet Blazer

It is not unusual for there to be multiple failures when there is an engine management problem, particularly on a high miles engine, so the issue you had with the defective MAF sensor may simply have been just one of...

Q: My car cranks but doesn't turn over

Hi there. First, we need to determine what is going on. Does it crank and not start? or does the engine not crank/turn over? Cranking and turning over mean the same to technicians. You described it as cranking and not...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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 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.