Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: When I turn ignition on no power anywhere. No turnover or crank. Lights don't come on.

asked by on

No power...When I turn ignition on...when I turn lights on they don't turn on...crank doesn't even turn over...new battery...there's nothing.. The ignition was taken out to make a new key.

My car has 88000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hello there, many faults will cause your 1987 Chevrolet Camaro to not start or have any power. The most common faults are the battery, battery cable, ignition switch, battery terminal, or a wiring harness fault. If the vehicle started properly before the ignition was removed and after the repair was completed the problems started then the fault may be related. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose your car starting issue and perform any repairs required.

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
  • Home
  • Questions
  • When I turn ignition on no power anywhere. No turnover or crank. Lights don't come on.

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: engine

A crate motor is simply a "complete" motor, shipped in a crate of course. Complete means it has the head, valve train, camshafts and block (pistons, crankshaft, oil pump) already assembled. Crate motors can be "new" or "re-manufactured". Often, many...

Q: I have a 1987 BMW 325 e .. the car lights and windows can roll down if I charge the battery a little however the car does not star

Hello, thanks for writing in about your 1987 BMW 325e. This is a great question. Your battery is probably the issue here. If you don't have enough cold cranking amps your car will not start even though your lights will...

Q: Truck won't start.

Since the fuel pump was replaced, check to see if there is fuel pressure to the fuel injectors. If there is good fuel pressure, then check for spark on the spark plugs. You will have to put on a spark...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...
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...