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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2007 VW Rabbit went from hard to start occasionally, to not starting. Best places to look?

My VW Rabbit has had issues starting for the past few years. Last week, it stopped starting all together. Here are some of my observations and testings The car did not run rough once it did start ...
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Why are ignition lock cylinder so greased on the outside?

A while ago I removed the ignition lock cylinder. When doing so I noticed grease/lubricant around it and don’t know why but I wiped it off and put the cylinder back. Why was there grease/lubricant in ...
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My Nissan Station wagon 2003 engine 2.0, even after changing the ignition

My Nissan Station wagon 2003 engine 2.0, even after changing the ignition, then the airflow meter the rpm still refuses to surpass number 3 and it even stresses the engine to get there, also the ...
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Help with ignition symptoms

Honda Civic vti coupe 1999. Car previously used to keep stalling and I fixed it with a second hand ignition switch(from here on i will refer to the faulty switch as switch a and the second hand ...
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Can exhaust backpressure cause a car to cut out?

Car cuts out sometimes immediately sometimes after 30 seconds etc. If I hold the key on the starter position engine keeps running and stays on. I know this can be caused by a faulty ignition switch. ...
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Is it possible to actually run on fumes

Regarding the phrase "running on fumes", if a tank is empty, will the engine get any power at all from fumes left from petrol (I don't mean drive it any distance), or is it just an ...
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2013 Mazda 3 Engine not turning off while pushing the start/stop button

My 2013 Mazda 3 does not turn off the engine while pressing the start/stop button. If I continuously press the start/stop button for three or four times then engine stops and goes to the acc mode. ...
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Help with defective ignition switch?

Civic coupe vti 1999. Car has been stalling recently and am thinking it’s due to an ignition switch. I had recently swapped a previously faulty ignition switch with one from a breakers. I assume it’s ...
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opel astra 1.6 16v my ignition dont go on all fuses are ok

Good day just all of a sudden my ignition don't wane go on my car don't wane kick start nothing is working even my head lights not working its a Opel Astra 1.6 16v
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Truck wont turn over and lights work battery is charged

I have a 2011 doge ram my lights and everything works besides the radio and the truck wont start you can hear it click when you turn it over but it won't start
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Key won't turn in Honda Fit after ignition cylinder repair

Malfunctioning locks seem to be common with Hondas that have laser-cut keys. After lots of research and tutorials on repairing the ignition cylinder I was able to remove the cylinder, extract the ...
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Squeking when turning ignition

2010 plate. 52000 miles. Fiat Turn key in the ignition- engine starts fine- then kicks in a squeaking. If I am careful just to turn the key for the engine- nothing. But I would be having to remember ...
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What is the most cost-efficient solution when door keys do not fit ignition?

I know similar questions have been asked but I'm specifically looking for the most cost efficient way to solve the following problem. I have a 2006 Lexus RX400h for which the physical door key does ...
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1986 Dodge B250 - sudden fast idle and low “thudding” sound from exhaust

My 86 dodge van with the 318 engine recently acted up shortly after starting. This is a carburetted engine with an automatic transmission. I was letting it sit at idle to bring the engine up to ...
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How are ignition timing and fuel injection timing controlled?

I understand how the valve timing is controlled by a camshaft with a connection to the crankshaft using either a belt or chain, but the valves aren't the only things that need to be in sync with the ...
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2005 Jeep Cherokee key transponder issue linking to fuel

I currently have a 2005 Jeep Cherokee 2.8D in the workshop. It seems as though there is a communication error between the key and its transponder. The ignition turns on and the engine turns over, ...
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Car goes silent when I turn the ignition key

I have a 1970 Chevelle. The last few times I have tried to crank the car, I had to jump it off. I charged the battery and this time when I turned the key, the dash lights came on then as I continued ...
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Vehicle wont start because ignition system thinks vehicle is not in park (Mercedes benz GL 320 bluetech, 2009 model)

My dad owns a Mercedes Benz GL320 bluetech bought in 2009. Vehicle was shipped to Ghana upon purchase for his personal use. Over the past 3 months, a problem has creeped up which seems to be beyond ...
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2002 Subaru Outback strange starting

my 2002 Subaru Outback has an anti theft starter system where if I turn the key nothing happens, but if I turn the key and also press the windshield wiper de-icer then the call will start. This is how ...
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Misfiring after not using car for one month

I have a Ford Focus 1.6 LX 16v 2004 MK1. I went away for one month and after I returned the battery was dead. I charged the battery, started the engine and took it for a short drive. I noticed it was ...
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Yamaha not starting (see video)

Afternoon all, I have a xmax 300 working perfectly until today when it did not start at all, I have sufficient power in the battery, every function working perfectly until I try to start it and it ...
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Coleman CT200U-EX-Will not start

Started up fine the first few times but when you hit the throttle it went wide open and when you let off the throttle it stayed wide open, so my son had to hit the kill switch to stop it. After doing ...
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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 is making buzzing noise but wont turn over

I have a Peugeot 307. All the lights are working, stereo etc when turning the ignition key to on, but when I turn the key to the start position it does not do anything but makes a constant buzzing ...
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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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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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