Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Replaced plugs and battery and car still not starting.

asked by on

Car will not start. I have replaced the battery and spark plugs.

A: In order to diagnose a no start a few basic...

In order to diagnose a no start a few basic quick checks will need to be done. Check for spark at the spark plugs and check for proper fuel pressure at the fuel rail. These two basic checks will direct your mechanic to a failed fuel pump and filter or the ignition module or coil problems. Your vehicle is common to have either of these issues.

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

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: Spark plugs blowing out

Hi the problem could be stripped threads in the head. Old threads must be tapped and cleaned up. Insert the Helical to ensure the new threads are parallel with the originals. Continue tapping and threading the new oversize threads. Coat...

Q: I hear a pop sound whenever I turn the wheel

There are several possible causes for a pop noise when turning the wheel. Finding the cause will really depend on what area the pop is coming from. Does it come from the steering column, under the dash, the engine compartment,...

Q: Engine is overheating and heater does not work

As you may know, the heater not working in some cases may be related to the overheating problem you are also having. This may be due to a faulty heater blower motor or potentially a bad heater core. As you...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
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...