Q: Vehicle not starting after part replacement.

asked by on

After replacing the head gasket, water pump, and timing belt, my vehicle will not start. It seems to not be getting fuel to the cylinder, but getting fuel to the engine.

Hi, If you had all this work done to the engine and now when all is said and done, the engine will not start then I would say that something was not hooked up or not put together correctly. Your mechanic should test for injector signal with a noid light to see if injectors are opening. If they are getting a signal then look for a spark to the plugs. If both are ok then you have a timing issue. I suggest getting a qualified technician to check these things out.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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. Vehicle not starting after part replacement.

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: Considering buying one

These vehicles have about the same issues as any other. If the vehicle is all-wheel-drive, make sure any tire changes involve replacing all of the tires at the same time, as tires with different tread can throw off the AWD...

Q: My 2005 chevy malibu eeduced engine power light is on after i pushed in some fuses

If the reduced power started immediately (first key start) after you worked around the fuses, there is probably an electrical cause. If there was any delay at all though, that raises the possibility of mere coincidence, in other words the...

Q: Hesitation at RPMs lower than 2000

The vehicle may have unmetered air entering the engine, which is air entering the tubes between the mass airflow sensor and the throttle body. If there are no leaks, then the fuel trims in the data would need to be...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...