My wife went to leave for work this morning and her car won’t start. I go out and the engine turns over then grinds. Tried to jump it off but same problem. Any ideas?

  • please give more information,does the ignition work and does the engine get fuel. – trond hansen Feb 10 at 16:25
  • Yes ignition works and can hear fuel pump kick on when I turn the key – Bjdd322 Feb 10 at 16:28
  • so you can see the spark when you run the starter,next step is to take a look at the spark plugs are they dry or wet,this will show you if the engine gets fuel. – trond hansen Feb 10 at 16:36
  • @trondhansen I get the feeling that your question about the ignition wasn’t clear enough. I think that the OP probably wasn’t telling you that they have a spark. I think that they probably are just saying that the lights on the dash light up as normal, but I may be wrong. – HandyHowie Feb 10 at 16:58
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    @Bjdd322 if flooding was the issue, and holding the pedal resolved the issue in your case, consider adding that as you own answer. :) – kyle_engineer Feb 11 at 1:55

My car was having issues starting and would cut off while stopped. Did this on and off for about 2 weeks. Check engine never came on so could not find issue through diagnostic machine. Finally the check engine light came on and it was the Crank Shaft position sensor. $70 part, total repair was $125. 2016 Elentra.

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