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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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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Spark coming from distributor cap pin

recently I have noticed some random engine misfires. I've checked my spark plugs and wires and haven't noticed anything unusual. I have checked for sparks at night and there were no sparks coming from ...
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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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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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How exactly does running fuel-lean increase the temperature of ignition?

I learned in this question that running an engine fuel-lean will increase the temperature of ignition, among other things such as causing problems with the catalytic converter. I have no idea how or ...
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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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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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2003 jetta chip key programming

I have a 2003 vw jetta which I have lost key for. I have bought the new chip key and was wondering if I can program it myself and what do I need?
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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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2000 Honda Civic Won't Start after Replacing spark Plugs

My 2000 honda civic ex 4-dr sedan seemed like it was misfiring. I decided to check the spark plugs to see if that was the issue. I replaced the spark plugs. The car would turn over however the ...
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2004 GMC Yukon Denali, intermittent no crank/no start/no noise

OK, it started doing this a few months back with no rhyme or reason. Before this happened, sometimes would start beeping after engine start. A long 18 beep procession. Don't know if related. When ...
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Chronic ignition problems with 1996 Suburban, replacing distributor cap makes it go away

I'm trying to diagnose an ongoing ignition problem with a 1996 Chevy Suburban. Sometimes it won't start, and the previous owner said this happens regularly, and every time the problem occurred, ...
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Weird Problem! Need to turn steering wheel to crank start the car

I have a 1997 Toyota Corolla It started to have starting problem a few weeks ago. If I didn't drive my car for 1 or 2, the car won't start. The only way to start the car is to turn the steering wheel ...
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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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2000 Toyota Tacoma - Won't start and it isn't the battery

2000 Toyota Tacoma When I put the key in it just turns and won't start. It isn't the battery. It seems like it isn't catching for it to start. Could I need a new key or ignition switch?
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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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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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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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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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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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Kia Cerato 2009 won’t start - dash lights won’t work

Yesterday I disconnected the battery and reconnected it again (correctly) so I could change a head light as it was very hard to reach. Once the battery was reconnected my car wouldn’t start and my ...
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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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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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Honda City 2009 : It would not start Start

My honda city 2009 AT would not start. The gauges would light up. The power windows,radio and AC worked. I was able to turn the key but when I try to start it, it will just give a sound like it is ...
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Electrical problem with my 125cc. motorcycle

Yesterday I was waiting for my wife to get out of her work and when I tried to start my bike, at the very moment I pressed the start button, it all went off. All the lights, the cockpit just went off. ...
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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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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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How does the car's ECU detect a misfire?

I was wondering what the specific mechanism used by car ECU's to detect misfires is, or are if there is more than one method.
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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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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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Is there a risk of igniting the incoming charge with wasted spark systems?

I came across a question about wasted spark systems, and I was wondering whether there is a risk of prematurely igniting the incoming fresh mixture charge with that wasted spark. At the top of the ...
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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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Citroen Ignition coil problem (P0350 code)

I have a Citroen C4 1.6 petrol (2006) and the other day while I was driving the engine light came on with a message "Depollution system faulty". I connected the OBD-II to my computer to get the error ...
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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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Ignition Switch vs. Ignition Lock Cylinder

I have a 2010 Ford Escape with 95,000 miles. I have a problem with the car that when I put the key in and turn, the car doesn't crank. The lights come on when the key is turned, but there's no sound ...
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2003 honda accord not starting, starter and battery ok

When I turn the key the engine would not start. I wired power to the starter via a cable from the battery and it worked so the starter is ok. When I turn the key no power is going to the starter ...
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What Color Should the Spark Be When Using a Spark Tester?

If I'm using a spark tester with an adjustable gap set to the correct gap for my car's ignition system voltage, what should the spark look like? I ask because I've seen conflicting opinions on this ...
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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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2014 Ninja 300 - Electrical debugging

Bike is electric ignition with dfi. So the past couple days it has been raining in Socal and I don't have a bike cover. Yesterday, I took my bike out over lunch (in the rain) and it started having ...
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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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2003 Honda Accord - Intermittent no start/no crank

2003 Honda Accord, everything lights up fine but it has a really strange “groaning” noise, kinda quietly. Then after a few tries it starts up perfectly fine. Sometimes it starts up first time, ...
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SMAX Zetec 2.0 TDCi 2010 Plate - Why wont my car start ? (see video)

Car used to start fine 49 out of 50 times but without obvious reason it sometimes struggled to start (as seen in video). This can be on a cold start or a warm start. Happens in warm, cold, wet and dry ...
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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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1991 Mercedes 190E fails to start if it's been parked for at least 1-2 hours but less than 1 day

I have a 1991 Mercedes 190E (gasoline, not diesel), and while it's still a reliable car, it has a strange problem with starting the engine that left most people I asked puzzled (including mechanics), ...

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