Q: Truck won't start.

asked by on

I was changing the oil and filter in my truck and when I was putting in the oil filter I guess I touch something with the filter that I shouldn't have touched and a spark came out. Now engine won't turn over. No clicking noise, the starter doesn't do anything, it just does nothing, as if there were no battery in the car.

My car has 220000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: You will need to check the power resistor w...

You will need to check the power resistor wires to the starter relay to see if they were burned in two. This is the most likely cause when the starter is shorted.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Transmission fluid fine but it takes torque converter long to to lock up

Color doesn't always matter. You might decide to service the transmission. I would say change the filter and change the fluid and see what happens. You might add a quart of Lucas transmission additive into the mix and then drive...

Q: Brakes grinding on passenger's side.

The brake system will need to be checked, it is possible the lining thickness is worn away and the grinding may be attributed to the rotor wearing into the metal frame of the brake pad. The gas pedal linkage, cable...

Q: I have an oil leak and dealership is telling me can't be fixed

Hey there. I have never heard of an oil leak that cannot be fixed. Even if the engine had to be replaced. The oil leak can be fixed. I recommend having a different mechanic give a diagnosis of the leak...

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...
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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.