Q: What's causing my car not to start?

asked by on

Recently my battery went dead & I had to jump start my car. Replaced battery now car acts like it wants to start but doesn't turn over . I got a new key programmed but that didn't solve the problem

My car has 106000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If the engine was running fine before and now the engine is not wanting to start after putting a new battery in and programming the keys, then there could be an issue with the fuel pump circuit. Check the fuses and relays to the fuel pump and see if they are burned or not working. If there is still an issue with the no start condition, then check the spark plugs and see if they are getting spark. If there is spark, then the fuel system needs checked. If there is no spark, then either the coils are not firing or a sensor on the engine has failed causing the battery to drain out. If you need further assistance with your no start condition, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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. What's causing my car not to 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: Key stuck in ignition

If the key is turning to the “lock” position and won’t come out, the lock cylinder is faulty. If it is not turning all the way back, there is a solenoid that is malfunctioning in the steering column. That solenoid...

Q: Where is the starter located on my 2007 Mitsubishi raider?

Hi there. The starter location on your engine is on the driver side in the back of the engine. If there is a whirling noise by the alternator area when starting the engine up, then either there is a vacuum...

Q: my mechanic said there is water in my sparkplugs car won't turn on just sounds like spinning 1999 galant

If there is a coolant leak into the cylinder(s), or externally down the spark plug tubes, such a leak would have to be resolved prior to running the engine, or attempting to diagnose a non-running engine. If you request a...

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...
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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...