Questions regarding problems starting an engine. May be related to the starter system or other problems preventing the engine from running

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Car will not start Sometimes?

Hey i just wanted to ask about my girlfriends car she has been having problems with for over a year.. we had it checked but they always say nothing is wrong (usually because the car starts when they ...
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honda accord takes a while to start/intermittently stalls

My 99 honda accord takes a while to start when its cold also it intermittently stalls while driving. The rotor and cap, fuel filter and pump was both replaced. other then that it runs fine. I have no ...
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2001 honda civic failing to start when hot

my 2001 honda civic is giving me problem: When starting from cold in the morning, the car starts at one click but when driven for a while with the engine at temperature, if I stop and turn off the ...
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Ford KA won't start

I tried to start my 2007 Ford KA this morning but it makes a very high pitched screeching sound. Almost like a grinding. The car won't start at all. Could you please advise on what this could be? ...
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my ute wont start

I drive a ford falcon au 2000 v8 ute. Drove my ute to the local shopping centre, about a 2 min drive & now it wont start. Ive got power on the dash, relays & fuses all look intact & got ...
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VW Golf TDI makes a 'sneezing' sound on startup

I really don't know how else to describe it. Car has no issues starting or running, but for about the last 2 months every time I cold start it, the engine makes a sharp, high-pitched noise like a ...
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Mercedes ML 430 will not start. No click, no electrical lights nothing.

After taking a nap in the parking lot at my job, the driver's seat (power seating) -- the passenger seat did work-- I had laid back could not be readjusted. After work I went home (3am closing shift). ...
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The poor man's Start Interrupt Switch — non-obvious way to disable starting

There's some idiot stealing similar cars to mine -- mid to late 90s Subarus -- in this part of town. The police are pretty confident that he has a jiggle key (the cars have been mostly recovered, ...
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Car won't start until days later

I have a 1998 Honda Accord with 158k miles on it. This problem started over a month ago now. After parking my car over night, I get to my car only to find out that it won't start. After 2 days, it ...
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1996 Honda Civic won't start

I have a 1996 Civic which was running fine and then stopped. When I turn the key to ON, the dash lights come on. When I turn the key to START the starter turns and the engine turns over but the dash ...
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Car radio cuts out the car will not start

I have a Mitsubishi Gallant-2004. Just recently, while driving, the car radio will cut out then come back on. After about a minute of doing this it will stop working completely. Lights do not dim, car ...
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my 2003 Santa Fe won't turn over but has full power

My 2003 Santa Fe wont start. I turn the key and I have power but no starter engaging. They looked at my car two days later and the car started. They said it was probably a broken wire they found on ...
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Mazda 626 Won't Start

My 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L won't start. About a week ago I was playing with the air adjust screw ( taking it from full open to almost closed ) and it wouldn't start after that, so I assumed that was the ...
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2006 Solstice - CEL, no DTC, won't crank

Drove the car to work yesterday, made a few stops along the way with no issues. When I got out of the office, the car would no longer crank. I have a CEL, but no DTC (checked with HP Tuners). No ...
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Is it ok to start the car with my GPS, cell phone, etc. plugged into the 12V port?

I remembered reading somewhere that we shouldn't start our cars with devices (GPS, cell phone, video game device, etc.) plugged into the cigarette lighter port. This is because when we start our car, ...
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1998 Galant not starting, has no thermostat

The car has a new battery and new starter, but no thermostat. The battery seems to be drained - the headlights will not come on, there is no clicking sound when I try to start and it won't even ...
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Problems with starting my Motorcycle [closed]

I have a Honda 2003 VTX 1300 S Retro that will not start without a jump. I just purchased a new battery on line (Chinese) for this type of bike charged it and still getting the same results as before. ...
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1998 Saturn SL starting issue: no crank, no sound

I've been having a strange starting issue with my 1998 Saturn SL (and it's left me stranded before). Today, it seems as though it will no longer start. First, the details - it's a 1998 Saturn SL, ...
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Is starting with my automatic transmission in Neutral a good idea? [closed]

I have bought an auto transmission sedan but have no idea how to drive it correctly. All I know is put to D gear, and just drive. I was wondering, is this the right way to use an automatic gearbox? ...
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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Intermittent Start Failure

We bought our van last November from a dealer. Warranty is over :( Now we've got intermittent startup problems. The main noise is the sound when the engine is trying to turn over but immediately ...
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03 Pontiac Grand Am won't start

I was driving the car today oil light came on went 1 mile to store and got oil but was only 1 qt low put it in had about 3 miles to go got one mile when it died again pushed it to the house now it ...
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2005 Chevy Cobalt won't start, sounds like a machine gun

I haven't driven my car in about a week, and when I went to try and start it today, it would not start. It has enough battery to play the radio and whatnot, so I'm not sure if it's a battery related ...
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2004 ford taurus - screeching sound when attempting to start the car

To start, I know nothing about cars aside from how to drive them. I have a pre owned 2004 ford taurus with 60000 miles. Recently, it has been making a screeching noise when I turn the key to start the ...
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Car won't start - replaced alternator - didn't help

I have a 5-6 years old Mazda 6 2010, 2.5L engine. My car simply won't start. I had this issue yesterday, so I called roadside assistance and they were able to jump start my car. I drove straight to ...
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My Ford Escort ZX2 not starting

Ford Escort ZX2 I go to turn my car on. I have power, but it will not start. No clicking. Took starter off, it was bad. Put it back on. Also, took a new battery, put in my car from truck. Still same ...
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Starting using a deep-cycle battery

This weekend, during a camping trip, the starter battery on my 2001 VW Eurovan camper started to show signs of weakness - cranking was much slower than usual and took about 5 attempts to get the ...
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Car won't start problem

I have a problem with my car it won’t start. Just a little background on my car, I have a 2008 Nissan Versa and I have a cold air intake installed in my car with a hydro shield covering the air filter ...
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my honda civic 2007 won't start

My Honda Civic 2007 won't start after installing a new engine because the first engine block bust out because water mixed with the oil. So I got a new engine. After they installed the engine, at the ...
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Having difficulty starting car in the morning/first start after a while

I've got a pretty old car (Nissan Pulsar J1J 1991 auto, 203K kms on the odometer) and it drives pretty well - I'm using it on a roadtrip across New Zealand and have taken it on pretty mountainous ...
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Mazda 3 wont start

I owe Mazda 3 4 door AT 2011 model Gasoline Engine, and I have got it second hand. The total Kilometers on the dash is around 20K. Last night I drove may car from my office to home which is around ...
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Ford has proper fuel pressure and spark but won't start

My '97 Ford Expedition turns over but won't start. I have replaced the fuel pump and filter with no results. Fuel is hitting the rail at pressure. I checked the spark with a noid light, and it's ...
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what can be the reason my old diesel Mercedes won't start?

The vehicle is a Mercedes-Benz T1 model 308D. The engine is an old Mercedes-Benz OM601.940 4-cylinder indirect injection 58 kW (79 hp) 2299 dm3 diesel engine from year 1992. It's not a turbodiesel! - ...
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Hyundai Elantra 2001 wont start. Hear sound from the top of the engine when I turn the key on

I changed the battery and let the car sit for a long time since I was out of town. The car wont start now. I hear a clicking noise when I start the car. I opened the hood and I hear the clicking ...
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new starter in 74 pontiac with 350 turns over and fires but won't stay running

My starter went on my 74 Pontiac with a chev 350 (Canadian). It first was not starting sporadically and I would have to crawl under and tap on it to get it going. I got a new starter and now it will ...
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How much fuel does it take to start an engine?

I appreciate this is a question that can't be answered in facts and figures, so I'm after a general idea. I drive a 1986 Supra, which has a modest 2.8-litre engine. I often shut the engine off while ...
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96 honda accord wont start

So I was having trouble with my 96 accord it was sputtering and Hesitant replaced plugs and wires checked my EGR it was good then suddenly out of nowhere it stalled out on me while driving and now it ...
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Automatic: revs dropping then stalling when stopped at lights

Kia Sedona 2012 automatic. Drove 180 miles on a full tank of fuel without any problems. Started the car the next day and it didn't start cleanly but did eventually. Was waiting on the drive with the ...
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Portable generator starter problem

The generator is King Canada Model no. KCG-6500GE, the battery is 12v and is in good condition. When I turn on the key to start it nothing happens, I do have power to the starter connection. What ...
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'95 Chevy Blazer suddenly refuses to start

While driving my '95 Chevy Blazer (4.3L V6) on the highway, I pulled off to use a rest stop. The engine was (and has) been running/starting well, and upon returning to leave, the engine would not ...
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After five years in garage diesel car wouldn't start, what should be done?

One of my friends left his car in the garage since five years back and he has lived abroad since then. He left it with a full tank(its a diesel), and it ran perfectly well back then. Now he's back and ...
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How long will a 12V vehicle battery last if vehicle not used? [closed]

Without using a battery charger, about how long will a 12V vehicle battery last while sitting connected in an unused vehicle? In other words, how often do you need to drive a vehicle in order to keep ...
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Push start a car with automatic transmission

Is it possible to push start a car with automatic transmission? Use case: Let's say the battery is dead or you have a bad starter. I know this can be done on manual cars by putting the car in to gear ...
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98 jeep cherokee wont start. get one click then everything shuts down no more dash lights or nothing

replaced the starter a month or so ago and has started fine, until today.... i turn the key and all power is lost. i tried jumping it, charging the battery, hot wired the starter and still nothing.... ...
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What happens if you keep starting the car for too long?

If you're starting the engine and it has already started but you keep pressing the key and the starter keeps working while the engine is running. What can this cause?? Could it harm anything?
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2005 classic will start when cold but has trouble starting when warm

when i start the car when cold it has no issue. after it is at operating temp and shut it off and try to restart it it cranks with no fire, when you turn the key off and try it again it will fire. ...
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Car won't start, dies after jump

I have a 2007 Ford Mustang, 6 cylinder. A few hours after I drove it, the battery was completely dead. It can start with a jump, but if left to idle the engine stops soon after the cables are removed. ...
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Chronic ignition problems with 1996 Suburban, replacing distributor cap makes it go away

I'm trying to diagnose an ongoing ignition problem with a 1996 Chevy Suburban. Sometimes it won't start, and the previous owner said this happens regularly, and every time the problem occurred, ...
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Starting a Lexus that has been sitting and has a good battery

I have tested the battery and it is okay. The issue is that when I turn the key I get no electrical response. We used the car last Thanksgiving. Does the car shut down something else when it is idle ...
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Long silent delay before Honda Accord 2003 cranks

I have a Honda Accord 2003 car. I have been having an odd problem lately, and I'm not sure what the cause of it is. Generally in the mornings when I go to start the car, it takes several seconds to ...
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PT Cruiser will not start

The battery is fully charged. The lights come on and there isn't a clicking noise. I had the ignition switch replaced and it still will not start