I've searched all over the internet, but didn't find anything exact.


I drive ~11km twice a working day on average. I was dumb and didn't check oil regularly. One day driving back home a yellow "Low oil" light comes up, yes I need to fill it up. 2 km from home, with the light on I drive home, park. Having limp mode, I thought maybe just a sensor thing, so when I parked and turned the car off, I tried restarting the car, but it screamed low oil and refused. Alright, left it for the night and in the morning I filled it with 5w30 to the exact midpoint. It started, but hesitantly, like in winter.

The problem:

When I tried turning it on, the starter cranked a few times and that's it. The second time it cranked once or twice and from that point turning on the ignition engages only the fuel pump and a click around the starter.

Things already tried:

  • Connected alligator clips to the battery from another running car, no difference, battery works good, wipers, etc. work normally.
  • Starting from second, third, etc. gear while pulled, no effect. Engine failure?
  • Changed key's battery.
  • Hit the starter with a metal rod a few times, no effect. Solenoid ok?

I'm not a cars guy, so this is extra hard and confusing.


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.