Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Truck not starting

asked by on

My truck will not crank.

When dealing with a no crank and no start condition, the first step would be to perform a starting/charging system check. This would ensure that the battery is still within proper operating voltage. If the battery can’t deliver sufficient voltage to the starter, the starter will be unable to activate and turn the flywheel. The starter solenoid also could be the cause. Lack of air supply to the motor, insufficient flow of fuel, or lack of spark can cause a vehicle not to run, but still able to crank. A check of all the wiring to and from the starter should be done. An inspection like this can easily be set up with one of the qualified technicians here at YourMechanic to diagnose your car’s starting issue.

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!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Truck not starting

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: Used vehicle inspection, issues.

Check over the vehicle for all safety items on the chassis and cabin compartment. Make sure that the vehicle is safe to drive in any condition. I recommend that if you have to replace any suspension or steering components or...

Q: Brake squeaking when releasing brake pedal

It could be that you have some debris from brake lining wear built up in the drums that is making the noise, if that's the case a simple brake shoe replacement will do the trick. It could also be that...

Q: Car not cranking

Hi there. This vehicle not starting is an indication that the fuel filter and fuel pump are going bad. Over time, the fuel pump will fail and not put out enough fuel pressure to start the car. I would have...

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...
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...