Q: No start

asked by on

My girlfriend has an alero with the 6 cylinder she got out of school it started right up she went to her moms went in for 10 minutes and came back out and had to crank it and stop about 5 times she said then it finally started up
My car has an automatic transmission.

There are many causes of hard starting but illustrative ones are a faulty engine coolant temperature switch (sensor), EGR system problems, large vacuum leaks, a faulty idle air control valve, worn spark plugs, inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter), and contaminated or old gasoline. To resolve the issue that you are writing in about, please request a hard start diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will get this resolved for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: Short in wire harness

It's unclear from your question exactly what work was performed during the first visit and why the work was performed. On your vehicle, there really is no such thing as a "tune-up" specified in the Factory Service Manual. Tune-up is...

Q: AC is not working properly

There are two blower fuses. There is a low and a high blower fuse. You need to check the 20 amp low blower fuse in the fuse box to see if it is blown and has power with key in...

Q: Knocking noise from engine and loss of power

The illumination of the check engine light means that diagnostic trouble codes were set during this incident. The codes are probably "related" to the knocking noise. If there was a mechanical failure in the engine, these codes could have simply...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
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...