Q: Truck won't start after changing plugs and wires with a brand new battery it just clicks but every thing works

asked by on

I changed out the plugs and wires one at a time when I was done I tried to start truck up an it was dueling very hard making a popping noise I look under the hood an the exhaust manifold pipe was cherry red I shut the truck off cleaned the catalytic converter went to start truck again an now it won't start and it keeps killing my brand new battery all the wires have a good connection the air intake lines are sealed I really dnt have any idea what the problem is

My car has 150000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hello, thank you for writing in. When you are dealing with this type of issue, you want to verify that the most current repair was done correctly. This means making sure the plugs were installed correctly, the wires were installed correctly and in order, the plugs were gaped properly, and that the plugs were not tightened down too far (which closes the gap). If you have the wires running to the wrong plug, the engine will fire incorrectly and cause the same symptoms you are describing. The last thing to consider is what you did to clean the catalytic converter. The catalyst inside of the converter can get wet and be dried before being installed back into the vehicle. Typically we do not like to do this, as it can challenge the integrity of the catalyst, and possibly cause more issues. Make sure that the catalyst is dry and undamaged. For more help resolving the issue, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

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. Truck won't start after changing plugs and wires with a brand new battery it just clicks but every thing works

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: my power steering fluid in the reservoir has bubbles and i just replaced the pump, does it need to be bleeded

Hello, thank you for writing in. The power steering pump should not need to be bled. When the last pump was changed air was introduced into the system. The air is likely not working itself out. If the bubbling becomes...

Q: How do I make a call?

With the hands free feature on your car, you will be able to make phone calls while driving. This allows you to keep your hands on the wheel. To make a phone call using the hands-free feature. Press the...

Q: My 2000 Ford, F150 won't start ,replace battery and fuel pump

Hello there. When a vehicle will not start, it is usually due to a lack of the correct air / fuel mixture or the inability to ignite the fuel inside the combustion chamber at the correct time. Although the fuel...

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...
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...
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...