Questions tagged [ignition]

For questions related to the process and components that generate the spark that ignites the fuel-air mixture in gasoline engines.

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Ignition turn off

I use Opel Corsa D 1.3cdti. The ignition mostly turns off when I’m descending hill with neutral gear. What could be the problem?
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Why won't my car start? (Starter has recently been replaced)

I should preface this post by saying my car has had issues starting for at least a few months now. It is a 1996 Nissan Maxima and it has well over 100,000 miles on it. I have had very little problems ...
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1996 Nissan Sentra won’t start after refueling

I’ve had this car for about a month, and never had a single problem starting up. This morning, after filling the gas tank, I turn the key and absolutely nothing. No electronics or anything. I tried to ...
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2007 Mercury Montego Premier Various Electrical Issues [closed]

Recently purchased an 07 Mercury Montego Premier for a secondary vehicle/work vehicle. Engine seems to be great, but there are various minor issues that just annoy me. Driver's side window works, ...
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Ignition coil replacement

My girlfriend has a 2007 Nissan Sentra with 160000 miles on it. She does not think the spark plugs have ever been replaced which leads me to believe that the ignition coils have also never been ...
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Keyfob battery dead - Can I still start my 2007 Mini Cooper S

I don’t drive it too much but noticed that when I put the keyfob in, and press start button it sort of acts like the car’s battery is dead but after a few attempts it will start. Today I couldn’t ...
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Renault Master immobiliser stays off, engine turning over but not firing

I have a 2003 Renault Master, which was left unused for about 4 months. When I go to start it, the engine turns over but it does not stay on (as in the engine starts and then dies). Also, I have ...
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Electrical question - solar panels and kill switches

I have an old truck and I don't drive it much. I've hooked up a 1.5v solar charger to the battery to keep it fresh. It's working well, but when I do drive it I need to unplug the solar panel or risk ...
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My car wont start and is silent when turning ignition, but lights, radio etc will come on. What is the most likely culprit?

When trying to start my car the lights, radio, and all auxiliary components will turn on, but the car is silent and not trying to turn over. However, if I shift my car out of park and back into park a ...
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Starter or Battery? (or Alternator?)

I have been lent a car and I took it out for the first time last night (it's a 2003 Chrysler). The car had been left for a while and the battery had been disconnected. I connected the battery and ...
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What components on a 1973 Datsun 240z would cause loss of spark

I have replaced the battery, spark plugs, spark plug leads, distributor cap, distributor rotor and ignition coil after my car started sputtering and stopped working recently What could I be missing ...
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Truck takes a lot of tries to start

Bare with me. I don't know much about vehicles. My 2004 Dodge Dakota takes like 10-20 tries to start in the morning. During all the failed tries, I only hear a click each time (that means it's not ...
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Stuck ignition on a 2010 Ford Focus

I am no longer able to start my 2010 Ford Focus. The key is not able to turn at all. Importantly, the car beeps when I open the driver side door as if the key was still in the ignition. This has ...
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Regulation if stop lamps may require an activated ignition or not

Where can I find a regulation for Europe or Germany, if stop lamps may require an activated ignition or not? I saw that the stop lamps of some cars are still fully functional without the ignition key ...
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Car won't start, not cranking, but everything else works

I have a Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI 2003 model. Last night I wanted to go out, so I started the car. Then I forgot to put it in neutral, because sometimes it won't come out of park. When I switched it out ...
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Failed coil electronics plug for one cylinder

I have a 2005 Audi A6 Quattro with a 3.2l V6. My brother just purchased it from our local Craigslist, and we didn't check it over very thoroughly before purchasing, but at time of purchase it ran ...
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How do I start my 2016 CX7 Mazda if my ignition device battery dies?

How do I start my 2016 CX7 if my ignition device (proximity key) battery dies?
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Less sparks on ignition coil

Why one output terminal of my car ignition coil gives less sparks than the other terminal. In fact, the 2 terminals are control by a single primary circuit of the same ignition coil!!! The other ...
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2012 Chevy Malibu ignition switch

I bought a used ignition Switch and got it put on. Do i still have to program that? Or it should work because it was programmed before? I need help
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Help diagnosing start up/battery drain problem

Ii previously asked this question New batteries keep getting drained, any ideas of cause? Sorry was not sure how to link question. Anyway I got a multimeter and here are my findings. Firstly the ...
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No cranking Chevy Malibu 2008

I have a 2008 Chevy Malibu four cylinder 2.4 L the battery tested good brand-new starter but I am still getting a no start no crank. I have full power in the car but when I turn the key everything ...
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2008 Hyundai Accent: DIY Ignition Lock Cylinder Replacement without key programming?

Background: neither key would turn in the ignition after an hour of trying various things. Same/similar issue as in this thread, I think: https://www.reddit.com/r/Cartalk/comments/2pwlul/...
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Nissan Juke 2017 plate … battery

My father-in-law was looking after my 17 plate juke while I’m travelling, he let battery die . He recharged battery but now ignition won’t turn off and car will not lock
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Car making buzzing noise but wont turn over

I have a Peugeot 307 all the lights are working, stereo etc when turning the ignition on but when I turn the key to start the car it's not doing anything but making a constant buzzing noise which I ...
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CAn you keep a car runnng with an Intermittent ignition switch?

Car keeps cutting out due to intermittent ignition switch however as it cuts out it for long enough it will continue if you hold the crank. Need to get somewhere 25 miles via motorway. Can I expect ...
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For a 1993, 2.2 L Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry 1993 HEI distributor ignition system. How would I upgrade to the dual coil with no distributor like a 1999 Camry. Would I have to change to HEAD, Wire Harness, ICM, & plugs?
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How to/difficulty of transferring immobiliser related wires in an ignition switch harness?

Was replacing ignition switch and realised it had an immobiliser related wire on it which needed to be transferred over. I have no real knowledge of electronics. How does one go about moving these ...
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Car struggles to start when warm (fine when cold)

Car is a Mk1 Golf Cabriolet with JH1 injected engine. The car struggles to catch when the engine is warm. It turns over easily but will start to fire on only 1 or 2 cylinders for a while before ...
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both headlights, beam, dashboard etc not coming on

Car is a civic vti coupe 1999. Both headlights and the beam lights are not coming on. when you turn the headlights on the dashboard usually lights up simultaneously with the headlight so you can see ...
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1999 Honda Civic Dx Won't Start, No crank

My 1999 Honda Civic DX won't start. I there is no crank so I started by checking the starter solenoid, there is no signal. Then I checked all fuses and relays including the main relay and they are all ...
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car wont start after attempt to change ignition switch and battery sparks

Car is a honda civic vti 1999. was going to change the ignition switch since its faulty though by holding crank you can get it to start. first i tried to disconnect battery(safety since starting ...
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Replaced ignition cylinder, car wont turn over or crank

I have a 2007 chevrolet malibu. I have been having trouble for a while with having to turn the key a few times before it would crank until it finally quit cranking at all. I replaced the ignition ...
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Car not running properly on LPG when car has been idling for some time

I have a Renault Clio 1.4 16v 72kw from 2003. I have this strange problem where when the car has been idling for some time (when in traffic for example) and gets more warm (temperature indicator more ...
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Car makes weird noise if I dont push my brake down as hard as I can whilst starting it

Title basically says it all. Been having this issue for a few months! ! If I Press my brakes down like a normal person when I turn the ignition my car makes a weird noise but if I push on my brakes as ...
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My motorcycle's engine turns off while driving

I have a RE Thunderbird 350 and now-a-days sometimes my engine turns off while I am riding. Earlier, it used to happen once in a while when I used the Pass switch or the indicators. From the last few ...
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98 Toyota Camry won’t crank or start after ignition cylinder replacement

Let me start from the beginning my cousins 98 Toyota Camry had a ignition cylinder that wouldn’t turn without hitting it with a hammer. So we went to the salvage yard pulled an ignition cylinder and ...
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My spare key to my 2011 VW eso stopped working how do I reprogram it?

It is a keyless ignition, I tried YouTube but I couldn’t find what I needed can you help?
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Electrical issue - Honda

A few things recently happened. About a week ago I drove through some flood water, probably high enough to out the exhaust system under water. There are also a few things I've noticed while at work ...
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1995 Chrysler Concorde that only started by WIGGLING the wheel - NOW does not start at all!

I have a 1995 Chrysler Concorde - a little over 72,000 miles. I'm 77 years old and want to keep this car. For 2 or 3 months, the car had only been starting if I lined up the steering wheel exactly ...
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2002 into 2001 ignition switch

Can I put a 2002 honda ignition switch into a 2001 honda civic? Would it work and fit? The original ignition switch is a little bigger and has more wires than that of the 2002.
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2001 honda civic key

Hi I just recently bought a used 2001 honda civic, my problem is when starting the car I have to shove the key in and turn hard in order for it to start. My friend wants to install a push start but I ...
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Ignition problem with Kymco Quannon 125cc

I have a Kymco Quannon 125cc from 2007, I bought it last year. Some time ago I was having problems when I tried to start it. The bike does the regular noise when starting it, but seems the gas is not ...
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Does my 1995 Cadillac incorporate ECM

I own a 1995 Cadillac. Does it incorporate a module that adjusts ignition timing for octane?--At what interval?
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Losing two cylinders after 10 minutes

I have a 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback with a 2.5L motor. Mileage on the car is about 150k, but the engine has another 40k on it or so (the old one threw a rod). I can drive the car for almost exactly ...
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2 Stroke engine magneto ignition system

I've got a 2 stroke 1 cylinder engine and its ignition system doesn't seem to work. I'm having problems with my magneto ignition system and I need help connecting everything up. I think I've ...
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Honda cb 400 sf (nc31) ignition fail

The bike have new spark plugs, clean carbs, healthy battery, starting motor always cranks and working but SOMETIMES there is no ignition but when i push softly with 2nd gear even for 20 cm it starts ...
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Nissan Primera 2004 CVT - starting issue

For the last 3 days I haven't been able to get my car to start, I can make the ignition crank over but it doesn't want to fire up. I do have an solid engine light going on the dash. Prior, last I had ...
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Scooter CDI with variable rev limiter - can it damage ignition?

I want to limit a delivery scooter with a variable CDI to 45 km/h (which can be unlimited by use of a remote). The dealer said such a limiter wears out the ignition and it's more likely to break. Is ...
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No power to bike

I have a 125cc scooter, n you turn the key and there’s no movement on the dash and no lights, the bike won’t start at all. It’s fairly new, I’ve checked the fuses and they’re all connect and in ...
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Negative ignition timing vs valve exotherm temperature

I am setting up antilag and I have no ability to do an ignition cut. So to emulate an ignition cut I am setting ignition timing extremely negative to induce a misfire. Where would the valve exotherm ...

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