Q: Q: Vehicle won't start

asked by on

My vehicle won't start. I don't know much about cars, but I suspect it's either the battery, alternator, or starter.

Hello. This is not a problem with the alternator or the starter. I have yet to see a bad starter on this vehicle. It is almost always the battery. The battery will need to be load tested to verify this. If the battery is fine then the ignition switch may be bad. I have had to change quite a few of these on this vehicle. If you need to have this issue taken care of, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose your vehicle’s no start issue and make the necessary repairs.

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. Q: Vehicle won't start

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: Car does not start when I turn the ignition.

The engine in this vehicle has a timing belt and may have broken, causing the no start. Another problem may be the distributor ignition sensors inside it.A mechanic can inspect for your 'no start'. My recommendation is to have the...

Q: I have white powder substance on metal parts of my engine on my 13 Toyota Sienna, 54,000 miles. Should I worry about corrosion?

If the material (the white powder substance) is observed on aluminum parts, that just surface corrosion of the aluminum. The surface aluminum has oxidized and produced aluminum oxide (a white powder). This kind of superficial corrosion is meaningless insofar as...

Q: my car trunk opens on its own when i turn off the car, only and only when i turn off the car every time, kia optima 2012

Try to take out the battery on your key FOB to see if the trunk still opens when you turn off the car? You may also want to check the key FOB for a stuck trunk button. If problem goes...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...
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.