Q: Will not start even though I jumpstarted.

asked by on

The car doesn't start. The battery has no juice. I tried to jump start, and the battery gets enough juice, but the car still will not start. The lights and accessories work when connected to a donor battery. I got a new battery installed a week ago.

You may have an issue with your fuel or ignition system. The battery may be dying being brand new because of continuous cranking of the starter in attempt to start the vehicle. If the fuel or ignition systems have any issues the engine will turn over but will not start. I would recommend having a professional, such as one from YourMechanic come to inspect these systems on your vehicle for any faults. Once the problem has been diagnosed have the problem repaired as soon as possible to have your engine starting again.

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. Will not start even though I jumpstarted.

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: Why is my passenger tire sunk in alittle? could it be the lower control arm?

Worn or broken control arm bushings, a faulty ball joint, damage to the steering knuckle and strut, misalignment, a weak or broken coil spring, and so forth are all possible causes of what you are seeing. The noise could be...

Q: Over heating but water is flowing through radiator

Hi there, there are a number of things that can cause a vehicle to overheat. The water flowing through the radiator can be a little misleading. Here is a list of possible causes: Thermostat Water pump Clogged radiator. Inside...

Q: Brake fluid replaced, now car will not stop unless brake pedal is nearly to the floor.

One of the most common causes of the brake pedal going to the floor is a loss of brake fluid. Generally, this is easy to detect due to the fact that there is usually brake fluid leaking on the ground...

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...
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 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...