Q: My pickup cranks but don't start and there's no power to the crank fuse

asked by on

The pickup is cranking but it's not turning over. The crank fuse has no power. I'm not getting anything at the spark plug either

My car has 171000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hello. You will only get power to the crank fuse when you have the ignition switch in the crank position. You need to check to see if you are getting spark from the coil. If not, then you most likely have a bad ignition module in the distributor. Make sure your cap and rotor is good. You should also replace the ignition coil at the same time as the module if it is found faulty. If you need help with this, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to inspect the starting issue and pinpoint the fault.

Was this answer helpful?
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 pickup cranks but don't start and there's no power to the crank fuse

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: Audi A3 won't start

Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The battery has lost all of the amperage that the battery can hold. I recommend replacing the battery with a new battery and retesting your vehicle. If a battery voltage is too low or...

Q: Problems starting my car. It cranks strong but for a long time - 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Hi there. A malfunctioning mass air flow sensor may create the extended crank concern; however, a sticking idle air control valve can create the same concern. Cleaning of either components has been known to help with the situation. However, this...

Q: No power to half my fuses. Car was crunk

If you request an electrical system diagnostic, a certified Mechanic will use the Factory Service Manual wiring diagrams and trace the circuit(s) supplying the "dead" segment of the fuse box back to the source. Obviously, there is a break in...

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
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...