Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Won't start after being read with a Genesis Touch reader

asked by on

A couple of days ago the exterior lights would not turn off when the truck was shut off. Checked relays/ fuses under the hood. Got them to turn off finally by pulling relays / fuses. Could control the exterior lights by placing the light switch on manual. Now they turn on/ off with the ignition. The dash lights are out. Also the interior lights, door locks. Read the codes with a new Genesis Touch reader. Now truck will not start. Cranks great but won't start. Removed both leads from the battery and held them together for approximately 30 seconds. Reconnected. Still cranks great but won't start.

My car has 182000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: I know these two things happened simultaneo...

I know these two things happened simultaneously but they may not be connected. Check your fuses for your fuel pump. It's turning over which is good, it just sounds like you aren't getting fuel.

You could have a bad mass airflow sensor (MAF). The MAF sends a signal to the engine telling it how much air it has going to it. If this is bad it may not start because the truck doesn't know how much air it is getting.

Also, look around the battery, when you disconnected it, you may have missed a wire and it's not working because of that wire.

if you need assistance, consider YourMechanic, as one of our mobile technicians can come to your home to diagnose the no start condition. I hope this helps and good luck.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Clutch will not engage and has no pressure. What is the worst case scenario and estimated cost for repairs at a dealer?

Hi there. From the description you have provided, your clutch will not engage, has no pressure, cannot engage any forward or reverse gears, is difficult to estimate the cost of repair at a dealer. Diagnosing the inoperative clutch, would help...

Q: Where are the mass air flow sensors located on a 2014 Roush Mustang?

The mass air flow sensors on this vehicle are mounted in the housing cover for the air filter. The sensor also includes the inlet air temperature sensor. Depending on the engine your Mustang has, you may have a slightly different...

Q: Car won't start

In order to know what is causing the no start you should first try to put the transmission in neutral and see if the engine cranks. If it does then the neutral safety switch may be the cause and need...

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...
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...