Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Weather warm engine starts no problem, morning won't start up no fuel smell, cranks only

asked by on

Engine turns over and will not start in the morning, wait about noon time and engine starts right away and runs perfect the rest of the day until next morning

My car has 99000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 199...

Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 1995 Lincoln Continental. The symptoms you describe are a bit unusual, as it is most common for a vehicle to do the opposite, start easily when cold, and then have difficulty starting later on when the engine or weather is hot. Crank-but-no-start conditions can be caused by a wide variety of issues. A few common causes are faulty ignition system components, a bad fuel pump, or a bad crank position sensor. As engine management issues can sometimes be difficult to diagnose, I would recommend having a professional inspect the hard starting issue to have this properly corrected.

Was this answer helpful?

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My truck won't start and I've already replaced the starter and wiring is correct. 1979 Chevy C10

Hello - your starter problem may be in the ignition switch, or "trigger" side of the wiring. When you turn the ignition switch to the "start" position, is there 12 volts on the "trigger" terminal of the starter solenoid? If...

Q: Heard a loud pop front driver side fender down on tire

Hello, thank you for writing in. Typically the pop is something breaking or snapping. In your case there is likely a bracket or clip that holds on the fender that has broken or come undone. We must find what is...

Q: Apparent timing chain failure.

Hello there, timing chains in most cases last a long time on your 2003 Ford Mustang. The fuel line repair should not have had anything to do with the timing chain issue. In cases where a timing chain is suspected...

Related articles

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 P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control 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...
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...