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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Could less than optimal battery charge prevent starter bendix drive from engaging flywheel?

With a less than optimal 12.2 volts at the battery terminals and the bendix drive at the starter failing to pop and engage the flywheel, would battery charge be a likely cause of such a failure? Or ...
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Methods of diagnosing a non-starting Fiat Uno

I have a little Uno inherited from my dad. Just before he passed away he was having trouble getting it to start, and before that, having it die on a drive somewhere, even close. I would now like to ...
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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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Why would my Toyota Corolla die soon after starting it?

I have a 1996 Toyota Corolla DX with about 200k miles on it. It runs good for the most part, but recently had a problem where it would not start. Napa tested my alternator, which failed, so I ...
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Intermittant starting problem

1967 Camaro SS 350 with Powerglide trans. sometimes will not start. No click, no dimming of lights when key is turned, nothing happens. It will do this maybe one time out of 15 or 20 starting ...
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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 Suzuki Katana 600 motorcycle won't start

A few months ago I bought a used 2001 Suzuki Katana 600 with about 11,000 miles on it. I rode it without any issues for the first month or so. After that I started having occasional issues with ...
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Intermittent power failure in hot weather 2007 Escalade

We have a 2007 Escalade with 160k miles. The car runs great normally, but when the weather gets hot, an array of warning lights will come on from time to time, the power will drop for a moment (radio ...
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Won't Start

I have an '05 Santa Fe with the 2.7L engine that won't start. I bought it this way. Was told that car died and was towed home. Found that alternator was bad. While they were replacing alternator they ...
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Diesel Yaris doesn't start very well after an alternator change?

I have recently changed the alternator after it died in my diesel Yaris. I have done about 150 miles with the new alternator however it still doesn't start very well. It now takes 1 long or sometimes ...
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Car Won't Start After Disconnecting and Reconnecting Ground Cable

I wanted to reset my check engine light to see if a problem I think I fixed resurfaces, so I disconnected my negative lead from the post. When I reconnected the lead the car refused to start. ...
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Motorcycle won't start without jumping the solenoid

If my bike wont start but does start when I use the wrench on the solenoid trick; does that mean I need to replace the solenoid? I'm having trouble working this out as I'm new to mechanics and trying ...
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Starting a diesel tractor

I have a diesel tractor with a generator. After sitting for a long period the battery was low so I used a portable jumper battery but mistakenly hooked up the cables in reverse. This caused smoke to ...
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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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Citroen Xsara 2002

I drove my Xsara early this morning, got back in 2-3 hours later and NOTHING!! Dash lights, headlights, etc. are fine – so battery has power. What could be the issue to happen so suddenly and are ...
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306 Peugeot Vivante 1.9 diesel won't start – I have changed glow plugs and relay

306 Vivante turbo diesel won't start. It has new glow plugs and relay, exhaust is leaking badly in first section and the turbo is on the way out, but turns good thought it would at least fire up. ...
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Starting issue with 2007 F350 6.0 diesel

Intermittently, when it's cold out and I'm starting starting the vehicle and then shutting it off the vehicle will start to crank while the key is in the off position. With the vehicle in the off ...
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Diesel engine won't start when hot

My Ford forgo 2012 diesel refuses to start after driving long distances, but it usually starts well when it is cold. What could be the problem?
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'83 Mercedes 300D will not start when warm

The car runs great when first started, great pickup, etc. However, if I stop and shut off the engine, it will not start back up. At times I can pump the accelerator 5 or 6 times and then it will start ...
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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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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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Maruti Alto Starting Problem [closed]

i have hired a Mechanic and he asked me to replace few accessories, still the car did not start it just give crank and goes off thereof
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Car stalls/dies suddenly while driving and is not starting again

I own a Indian Make TATA INDICA Ev2 (CR4) Turbo Engine car. I did rebore recently and the mileage was 130,000 KMs. After rebore first service of 3000 km is successfully completed and now I'm facing a ...
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2003 Honda Accord - Intermittent no start/no crank

2003 Honda Accord, everything lights up fine but it has a really strange “groaning” noise, kinda quietly. Then after a few tries it starts up perfectly fine. Sometimes it starts up first time, ...
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1993 Ford Probe GT that has no spark and can't hear fuel pump kick in?

I had this car for three days. On the first day it was perfect and then the second day it just stopped out of no where. I started it up and it kept doing it every now and then until it never started ...
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2000 Chevy Camaro starts, idles low around 1000 rpms for 4 or 5 seconds before dying [closed]

It's a 2000 Camaro v6 manual. Most days the car starts just fine but on other days I might have to start it 20 times before it stays on. When I start it, the RPM is around 1000 but slowly drops to ...
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97 Ford Ranger occasionally won't start

It just recently began not starting every once in a while. Not a click, nothing. If I turn the key backwards the radio comes on and I can turn the lights on. Then after a few tries it starts up and ...
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2000 Ford Focus will not start

After turning the ignition the car will not make a sound. The radio works, and all the lights work except the headlights. What could be the problem?
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2000 Toyota Tacoma - Won't start and it isn't the battery

2000 Toyota Tacoma When I put the key in it just turns and won't start. It isn't the battery. It seems like it isn't catching for it to start. Could I need a new key or ignition switch?
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Yamaha F40F outboard boat engine continuous alarm when starting

I'm trying to start a very new 2014 Yamaha F40F engine on my dad's boat. The engine was used yesterday by my brother without issues but today it won't start at all, and I get a continuous alarm sound ...
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2010 Hyundai Tucson Intermittently Stalling After Starting

My wife drives a 2010 Hyundai Tucson. Back in March or April it died on her while starting it up. It cranked fine, ran for 5-10 seconds, and then stalled. She was able to then start it up again and it ...
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Are there some kinds of modern car, which cannot be bump-started?

Over the weekend I had a situation where a 2010 VW Golf Diesel had a flat battery. I had a nice long but gentle hill to let it roll down, so I attempted a bump start, which didn't work. When starting ...
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2004 Malibu not starting

I have a 2004 Chevy Malibu. having starting problem; it turns over and act like it is starting, then dies after a few seconds. Have noticed that it started before,but when i put it in drive it died ...
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96 toyota camry cranks but wont start

My boyfriend was trying to get his fans to work. Decided to watch a youtube video and did what the guy said to. I don't know exactly but it consisted of touching wires to the wires on the harness. ...
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No power but battery, alternator, and connection are good

This involves a company truck, 08 Chevy Silverado. I am not a mechanic or DIY nor do I play one on TV. The problem I am having is that every 2 or 3 months this truck will not start and completely ...
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My motorcycle is refusing to start, which common problems should I look for?

I've just taken my motorcycle out of storage, I rode her around the block once, parked her, and now she is refusing to turn over. The starter seems to be running fine. I've just filled the tank with ...
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Car not starting after few kilometers of driving (Chevy Cruze 1.8L 2011)

I have a 2011 Chevy Cruze 1.8L It starts fine when the engine is cold, however, after driving for a while then stopping it, it won't start. One day I drove it 25 km, stopped it, then tried to start ...
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Left car running with heat on; now won't start - need help diagnosing situation

I left my 2014 Hyundai Elantra running with the heat on for about 80 minutes (having intended only 30 or so), with the intention of helping dry out the backseat after an incident with a rainstorm and ...
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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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Terracan 2.9 crdi 2004 won't start

Wile driving i activated the high beam (headlights) and the rpm-meter started flickering for a moment and then dropped down to 0. Stopped the car and shut of the engine for 10 min for other reasons. ...
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2001 Nissan Altima won't start

We got this car a month back, and haven't driven it much because we needed to notarize it. So it's been sitting in our back yard for a month. Yesterday we tried to start it up, but it is making a ...
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FORD FIESTA 1.4 YEAR MODEL 2013

We vacuumed the car with a lighter-connected car vacuum cleaner- all of a sudden wipers and dash light went grazy- unplugged vacuum cleaner but now although dash lights come on- car wont start
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The battery is fine but my car will not start not even a clicking sound

When I turn the key in to start all the lights on the dashboard go out completely and when I turn it back to the off position the dash lights back up. What could the problem be if the battery is okay?
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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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holden jackaroo won't kick over until the third attempt

I've just bought a holden jackaroo and the last 3 days in the morning I have tried to start it but it doesn't even try to kick over but normally on the third try it starts like there is nothing wrong, ...
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2010 Chevy Cobalt will not turn over

I have a 2010 Chevy Cobalt. I drove the car shut the engine off, when I went to restart the car it did nothing. All of my dash lights worked and my radio would play, but the car wouldn't turn over. ...
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2015 Honda Mobilio - Car shakes when started

I have a 2015 Honda Mobilio with a manual transmission. I have had this car for 6 months and have not experienced any problems until yesterday morning. When I start my car, the engine shakes badly. ...
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Citroen C2 VTS 1.6L 2007 - Not starting - sometimes clicking and other times nothing at all

I have a Citroen C2 VTS 1.6L 2007, with a very similar problem to; Unable to start the vehicle depending on how long it has previously been driven I am currently trying to fault find. Symptoms: The ...
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My car engine stops turning over when starting

Twice now my car engine has stopped cranking mid start. It doesn't seem to be a power problem as the radio, wipers ... all seem to work. The ignition key simply doesn't do anything anymore. In once ...
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1998 Toyota Pre Runner Will not start?

Turn the key on all you hear is the relay click, no starter noise. New battery and new starter are on it. What could it be? Is there a neutral safety switch?