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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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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Suzuki Intruder VL1500 Ignition Coil Difference in Front and Rear

My Suzuki Intruder VL 1500 (1998) has a front and rear ignition coil according to the OEM specifications... I'm curious if these are essentially the same even though the have different part numbers. ...
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2004 yamaha R6SC

OK so here's my problem ignition wires got cut on my bike so until I get the new ignition I just bypassed the ignition. But now there is no power to the push start button on right handle bar and the ...
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2008 Acura TL sometimes doesn't start on first try

I have a 2008 Acura TL and have been having issues starting my car. Recently when I turn the key in the ignition, the car electronics will go out like it lost power. I've learned that opening and ...
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Mercedes C220 W204 (2007) clicking sound when ignition is on position two

yesterday I started the engine of my Mercedes C220 W204 (2007) without any problems, I passed few kilometres and when the trip ended I switched off the engine. I noticed very loud clicking sound in ...
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Does a 1998 Suzuki Intruder 1500 (carbureted) Have a Ignition Distribution Adjustment

I've replaced the alternator and signal generator on my 1998 Suzuki Intruder VL 1500 and since it back fires like crazy and most of the time will not start or run without full choke. I'm thinking this ...
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2002 RAV4 starting problem

I have a RAV4 that I've been trying to get running for a while now. Here's what's working: Spark based on simple light tester Installed coil packs from a known working engine and new plugs ...
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Installing an external ignition kill switch on a 2015 VW Golf?

I'd like to install an ignition switch on a 2015 VW Golf. Something hidden, but near the front of the car .. maybe on the top of the wheel well. Nothing under the steering column or inside the car. ...
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2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic Parking lights and brake lights aren't working

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic Parking lights and brake lights aren't working. Parking lights work with the ignition switch in parking light position but not in run! It will start and run. I'm ...
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help diagnosing intermittent non start and cut out

Car sometimes starts, sometimes not, and also cuts out during driving, I’m assuming this is due to same cause. Mechanic said there is fuel starvation and perhaps fuel pump is not working and that I ...
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Running engine without ignition condenser/capacitor

tl;dr: Is the capacitor inside a 97 Corolla's distributor important? A few months ago my 97 Corolla wouldn't start. After some investigating we found what looked to me like a bad capacitor (plastic ...
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2010 Ford Fiesta Mk7 diesel single click/tick instead of starting, eventually starts

I have a 2010 Ford Fiesta Mk7 diesel that clicks/ticks once when I turn the key. This will happen a few times (say, between 3 and 10 times), and then (usually) it starts. It's getting worse and today ...
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Clicking sound in engine, very strange evolution

I have come here in hopes to get some help regarding my impala. It is a 2006 Chevy Impala with a V6 engine, I was out of town for 2 weeks and when I got home I got in my impala and stated her up. it ...
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CMP/CKP correlation vs Ignition timing Vortec 5.7L

I own a 1996 Chevy Tahoe. It is a 5.7L Vortec with 4 door. The engine is knocking and pinging and the power is sluggish after there were some servicing done and I can see that the CMP/CKP correlation ...
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Engine light turn off sometimes and sometimes stays on

When I turn on the ignition of car, it shows the light of oil, battery and engine. Sometimes it tun off and sometimes stay on. When it turn off the car starts easily. when engine light stays on, car ...
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Does a motorcycle have less power when using a DC CDI?

I Have a motorcycle yamahat dt 125...123cc...The problem is that it has a very low power max it can go is 30 km/h,if you listen to it when accelerating it seems ok....I`ve tried every thing to fix it ...
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VW Polo TDI new key not working properly

VW Polo TDI , key flip broke and i bought a new case and transferred the chip circuit and key blade to the new case from the old one . Remote is working , i can unlock and lock the door from outside . ...
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Car turning over but won't start after driving, but starts again after sitting for a while

I live in relatively cold temeperatures, and after I drove to school one day my car wouldn't start an hour later. It turned over fine so it's not battery, it just wouldn't actually start. Came back ...
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Electronics Flicking on and off

so last week I pulled the rocker cover off my Celica 7th gen to get at the broken lift bolts (typical), also cleaned MAF sensor and throttle body while I was at it. After putting everything back ...
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Wasted spark ignition spark plug type

I have a couple of follow up questions on wasted spark ignition: I heard wasted spark igniton systems are hard on spark plugs. How does wasted spark compare to say COP ignition and do wasted spark ...