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 starts fine after sitting for half a day but has trouble immediately after being driven

I have a ten-year-old car that I don't use too often (it mostly sits in the garage). Last month, I took it for a ride and the engine overheated. I took it to the service station, and the guys there ...
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How to reprogram an 86 corvette chip key to a new Electronic Control Unit

I just put a new Electronic Control Unit (ECU) in my '86 Corvette. My key seems to be giving the right code, as I get fuel to the rail and spark to the plugs, however, I don't get injector pulse, so ...
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2004 Hyundai Sonata starts and then dies

My aunt has a 2004 Hyundai Sonata. It's been running rough for quite a while (few weeks, months?) now - it seemed to coincide with her daughter hitting a huge pothole/bump. She drove about 40 miles ...
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No ignition lights and spark

I have a VW Golf 3 GSX 1995 carburetor. Yesterday it just died after a few attempts cranking the engine. I noticed the ignition lights were not lighting up. I then checked all fuses: all OK as well as ...
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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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2002 Honda Civic not starting

My Honda stopped running, so I took it to a shop to get it fixed. They replaced the fuel pump, spark plugs and put in a new battery. The compression is excellent. Now, it still will not start. It ...
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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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Intermittent no start/no crank problem 1989 Toyota Corolla

Have a 1989 Toyota Corolla 4 door manual, 190k miles. Runs great once it starts. Problem is it has an intermittent no start (no crank) problem. Relevant facts: When it happens, I clutch in (in ...
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My keyless Car won't start after having a flat battery, message:FORD KEY FREE IGNITION PRESS POWER OFF OK

Ford Focus 2011, after flat battery will not start, get the message: FORD KEY FREE IGNITION PRESS POWER OFF OK This is the keyless start version.
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Cant Start 08 Civic (Diagnosis)

So I just bought this 08 civic LX (110k miles). After a few days of flawless driving, we noticed a couple wires NOT connected that were coming from the hood opener-sensor thing. Plugged them together ...
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2002 ford explorer awd 4wheel

My 2002 Ford Explorer was in a front end collision. The engine was not damaged. It did push my radiator up against the fan while we were still on the scene. I freed the fan, hit the fuel reset and ...
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1994 Toyota will not start or crank and key dings. What could this be?

Our 1994 Toyota Corolla sat for about 2 weeks without starting it then yesterday it started and we moved it to repair a hose to the radiator. Once he tried to start it again it will not start or crank,...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado Ignition

I drive a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado and I went out to start it so I could go to work this morning and it sounds like it's not getting any spark. it turns over and the solenoid turns on so its not the ...
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Diesel car struggles to start when cold

Recently had the timing belt, water pump, all valves and rocker arms, fuel filter, oil filter, air filter changed on my 2006 Audi A3 8P 2.0 TDI 140. I've had it back for two days now and it struggles ...
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'08 Kia Spectra won't start after head gasket/timing belt replacement

We got this little KIA for a great deal with only 102k miles on it. Probably put less than 1k miles on it before the radiator split open on top, and it quit. (We were driving on the highway with ...
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Diesel engine suddenly doesn't start and returns to normal without aparent reason

I have a Ford Fiesta 1.4 tdci 2003 that was working without issues since yesterday. Just stopped at house after work to eat, 2 hours later I went to the car and it wouldn't start. I tried hard but ...
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Can't get my riding mower to start, Craftsman LT1000

Ok, so here's the full timeline on what's happened. About a week or 2 ago I got a mower from a guy I know who wasn't using it. It's an 18HP Craftsman LT1000. The only issue he told me about is that ...
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Volvo V40 wont start, red led light on speaker flashes rapidly

My Volvo V40 will not start. When I put the key to position 2, the red LED light on the left speaker on the dash flashes rapidly for 15 seconds. When I turn the key to position 3 the lights on the ...
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Ignition key sticking - key problem or lock problem?

The ignition key for my 2000 Camry has symmetric teeth, and it has always worked when inserted either way. A few months ago the ignition lock started sticking periodically, and I discovered that it ...
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Saab 9-5 has problems starting

I am not a car mechanic so please excuse my ignorance but... my manual Saab 9-5 has increasing problems starting. The symptoms are as follows. When I turn the ignition the lights on the dashboard ...
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Damage from the Brief No Oil Pressure after Oil Change on Start Up

I was taught to fill the oil filter most of the way when doing an oil change. Usually, by the time I put the oil filter back on, I'm pretty annoyed and just put the empty filter on. I do put a light ...
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What would cause my truck to shut off during me cranking it?

My 1999 Mercury Mountaineer shut off during mid crank. It acted as if it wanted to crank then it shut off. Everything shut down. Outside and inside lights shut off. When I tried to crank it, it didn't ...
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Which car parts require more energy than the starter?

Today, my car didn't start. I think that the crank was turning over because I could hear the loud sound a car makes just before starting up but the car was not starting. Anyways, I called a mechanic. ...
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How do I troubleshoot a vehicle that won't start?

My 2000 Chevy truck lights all come on like normal but won't start there is nothing . I hooked 2 wires to the starter and hit them together and it started. Any idea what the problem is
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honda accord sometimes wont start

I have a starting problem with my 1999 Honda accord, 1 in every 50 starts for example the car will turn over but fails to start, I repeatedly turn the key then the crank slows down but still doesn't ...
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White smoke from tail pipe on operating temp start

I have a 89 Buick Century Custom. On the first start of the day, I have no problem. No smoke and no difficulty starting. However, after the car warms up, say, after driving to a gas station the ...
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Very occasionally, my old car doesn't start. Is that normal?

I have a 2004 Toyota Tazz and very occasionally the engine won't start. It'll turn over and sound like it's starting, but won't start. Then I'll try again and it will start fine. This has probably ...
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Honda civic '97 crank, no start. Once started, drives fine

So over the weekend when I tried starting my car up with the fuel running from reserve (I know, times are tough), it didn't crank. We tried kick starting it, nothing. My neighbour went to get some ...
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car won't start after short distances

I have a 95 Toyota Camry, she's been having some problems lately. The alternator and starter is new, and I just purchased a new battery(voltage reads fine on it). If I take it for a short drive(just ...
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2007 Ford Explorer - No Start, No sound, No power

My son's Ford explorer does not start on the first try but when he try's again then it starts. On the first initial start try there is no clicking, no sound like turning over, no dash lights etc. But ...
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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 4KM,...
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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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2006 Pontiac g6 rough idle and intermittent spongy brake and starting issue

I have a 2006 Pontiac G6 with 160k on the 3.5 motor. Around 155k the brake pedal went hard and spongy. Also, about 1 in every 40-50 times I start it cold, the starter will turn without a successful ...
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Engine Turns but won't start

It's an old Renault 4-cylinder carburetor engine in a boat. I don't know much about engines so let me know if I'm not including important information. The boat is old but new to me. I drove it for ...
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Engine Turns Over Gets to 500rpm, Shakes, Then Loses Power After Spark Plug & Wire Change

I drive a 1994 TOYT Camry LE 2.2L Coupe. A couple days ago while I was driving, I stopped at a stop light and my engine block started shaking the whole care at low speeds and idle. I replaced 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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Carburetor question, attempting snowblower repair

I have a Craftsman Snowblower, model 247.889702. Unit is a few years old, and I can't get it to start. Unfortunately, I left gas in it one winter and over the summer and of course when I tried to get ...
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What could cause a 2001 Toyota Echo not to start (constant clicking)?

I have a 2001 Toyota Echo that is not starting. The eclectrical seems to be fine (lights, console, everything boots up), but when trying to start there's just a constant clicking, no turn over. Doing ...
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1994 Ford Escort won't start

I have a 1994 Ford Escort that was bought used 2 years ago. When we bought it, it would barely run, and we had to replace the engine head. As a result of that and other repairs, it has been losing ...
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2003 Suzuki Katana 600 won't start

My bike doesn't want to turn over. It ran just fine last week, but something has changed. I have enough power with a new battery and I can hear the motorcycle trying to turn over. The exhaust pipe ...
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Bike is not starting after 1-2 days of sitting idle

My bike is an Activa 3G. It is a one month old bike. I use the bike only once in 2-3 days or sometimes alternate days. So it will be in an unmoved condition for 2-3 days wholly and sometimes 1 day ...
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Honda Civic- no start-no crank

I have a 1989 Honda Civic DX Hatchback. I tried to start the vehicle after running it for some time. It did not start. When I turn the ignition switch, the battery light comes on (normal) and brake ...
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98 Saturn SL2 Starter and Water Pump Will Not Work [closed]

I just put in new radiator and sometimes the car will start, but not lately. It is also heating up quickly. I think that both the starter and water pump are not working due to some sensor or fuse they ...
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Hyundai Accent starting issue

My car started fine a couple of days ago and today when I went to start it, it won't even turn over. The lights work, the battery is only a year old. Not sure where to check next. Any suggestions???
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on 1989 f350, after turning ignition on to crank position, turn key to off and remove key, starter continues to crank . what is sticking?

After inserting key and turning to start position, starter continues to crank after engine starts. You can turn ignition off and remove key and starter continues to crank. have replaced solenoid, ...
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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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Car won't start sometimes

I have a 1996 Honda Accord. It always starts on the first try everyday. It's after I turn the car off it won't restart sometimes. If I sit and wait 2-3 minutes, it will restart. What could be the ...
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Car won't start/respond to remote or anything until headlights are turned on

I have a 1998 Infiniti I30 in really good condition except for this issue I've been experiencing lately with increasing frequency. What happens is, and there's no surefire way to reproduce the issue, ...
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Small two-stroke engine runs poor

I have a borrowed cultivator (Echo TC-2100), and having hard time running it. It looks fairly new, and in good condition, but was possibly poorly stored and was not winterized. At first I could not ...
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Proper crank time for auto start to avoid damage/dead-battery

My '99 Grand Prix has an aftermarket remote-start. When the weather gets around 5°F like it is now, the engine does not start after 0.8 seconds of cranking. The system detects the car is not running ...