Q: Truck won't start even with new battery.

asked by on

Truck will not start after replacing the battery, and the Theft Light is blinking. It sounds like the fuel pump is not getting power. I sprayed Quick Starter into the air intake and it started right up and then died. I checked the fuses, and tripped and reset the fuel pump relay, with no luck. I changed the fuel filter, which didn't seem to help.

The antitheft system needs a proper code key in order to turn off the antitheft system. If you have a different key then try that. If this does not work then try to disconnect the battery and reconnect it after ten minutes. Try to start it again. If that does not work then a dealer WDS scanner may be needed to reprogram the code keys to work again. An inspection by a certified mechanic can pinpoint exactly why you’re car is not starting.

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 even with new battery.

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: Key stuck in ignition and won't turn.

If it is an automatic then you need to turn the car on and put it in gear and then back in park and see if that frees up the switch. Also turn the steering wheel to the left while...

Q: Fuel pressure low

Hi! I would recommend having a technician double check the fuel pump, filter, fuel lines, fuel related wiring, and fuses. It's always best to double check components pertaining to an initial concern in case something was missed. Also, there is...

Q: Car won't start up after new battery put in

Hello. The security system has been activated by the battery replacement. To reset the Honda security system: (1) using the physical key, close all doors, (2) insert the key in the driver door, turn to the "Unlock" position, (3) turn...

Related articles

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...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.