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Questions tagged [starting]

Questions regarding problems starting an engine. May be related to the starter system or other problems preventing the engine from running

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Yamaha 600TT stopped, and won't restart

As I was driving home from work yesterday at around 80 km/h, my Yamaha 600TT lost electrical power all of a sudden (all dashboard lights out). At the same time, I also lost engine power, and the ...
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No lights or radio; won't turn over. Battery is fine

I have a 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500. My buddy replaced my fuel pump recently, and while he was dropping the tank he broke a fuel line, so replaced that as well. About 4 days afterwards, my check ...
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2011 Grand Caravan won't start on cold days lately

Yesterday, Sunday, my 2011 Grand Caravan 3.4 litre basic van did not start, plugged the block heater in at 4pm Saturday because it wouldn't start then. So Sunday I put a heater in the engine ...
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opel vivaro not starting after reversed jumped cables attached

just the other day i inadvertently reversed the polarity when attaching jump cables to my opel vivaro van, it was 6am and i was working with a torch and didnt realise until i hooked the live up on the ...
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Car wont start. Radio and lights work

I have a 2004 ford escape. I was driving it on the highway when it looked like it was powering down. I steered to the side of the highwat where it shut off and no matter how many times i tried it, it ...
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Remote starter only works from inside car

When I press the lock button 3 times, my car starts when I get in and close the door. It also will start if I hit lock 3 times when inside the car. How do I reprogram it to start from outsehen I am ...
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New batt won't start, but makes an arc sound when you turn key to off

91 Honda Accord, new battery, will not make any sound or start, but when I turn the key to off I hear a sound like when a street transformer arcs. However, the car will start from a jump.
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Rough Idle On 1997 Dodge Dakota

So my Dodge is a v6 and sometimes when I start the engine the RPMS Drop, sometimes all the way to zero or about 500. It recently started to do this maybe a week ago and I don't know what it could be I'...
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Pontiac Grand Prix won't start, horn would honk, electrical system goes crazy

Some facts: My dad has an aftermarket Remote Keyless Entry Not aware of any aftermarket theft system, does not use keyless start He's used 410 watt power inverters through the cigarette lighter but ...
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Why can't you kick-start a bike if it's in gear?

In a car with a manual transmission, you can start it by taking the car out of gear and pressing the clutch, then turning the ignition. You can also start it by pressing the clutch without actually ...
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2002 Saturn SL2 security light and starting/stalling

I have a Saturn SL2 auto trans with 47k miles. The service engine soon light is on (code came up for a coolant temp sensor) I started the car cold in 35° weather, sat for a minute, pulled out of my ...
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My 2001 s430 will only start after I disconnect the negative battery cable

My 2001 mercedes stopped starting, the key fob would start the car intermittently then stopped working except locking and unlocking doors I thought it was the batteries but I changed them. I have to ...
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2005 Honda Accord 2.4L Rough Start

We just replaced the starter in my wifes 2005 Honda Accord, but now when we try to start it the engine sounds like an intake backfire/something in the motor. The weird thing is that it will be rough ...
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Car won't start. What should I try next?

My 1999 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2L OHV is having a hard time starting. Please see the description of the symptoms and what I already tried. I am looking for 2 or 3 more things to try before I give in and go ...
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Ford flex wont start in cold

Ford flex 2013 will not start in cold weather 35 or below it did this last year took to a ford dealer they replaced and said it was the battery which we had already replaced brought it gome the next ...
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2008 Honda Accord turns over but wont start

I have a 2008 Honda Accord 2.2 Diesel which turns over but won't start. This issue first occured about 9 weeks ago. I got in my car to go to work and it kept turning over but would not start. There is ...
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Polo 1.9 SDI having problem to start at morning

I am having a problem in the morning starting the engine of my Polo 1.9 SDI 2000. I have to attempt 2-3 times to start it and after it starts, it makes a strange noise and throw out smoke. I checked ...
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Motorcycle won't start

My bike (Honda Hornet 160R) has been resting idly for more than a week. It has both a kick-starter and an electric starter. When I tried to start my bike day a couple of days back, I found the kick-...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am will not start

Had to tow the car from work, turn the key all lights as normal, but wont engage the starter. Jumped the starter, starter turns over the engine but motor will not start. replaced the entire ignition ...
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Battery went dead, charged it, took it and had it, along with alternator and starter checked, its good. Now it wont start again

Battery went dead, charged it, took it and had it checked, its good. Also tested Alternator and Starter. Got home turned it off and on and it started. Waited 30 minutes and it will not start again. ...
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Motorcycle won't start at all

I have a 2006 Honda TMX 155 which has 155 cc 4-stroke OHV honda engine. It was garaged for about two years and I decided to make it my first project to get it up in running. I'm new to motorcycles, ...
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2005 Volvo S40 “KEY ERROR, TRY AGAIN”

Without no warning came out of Drs. and start getting "key error, try again" message on my S40 it wont start will not go into gear (to have towed) nothing and something drained the battery so I ...
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Focus 2003 1.8 TDCI starts, but struggles to start in the morning

I have a question, well two. Basically I have bought 2003 Focus TDCI but it is struggling to start in the morning? It's not exactly cold, so I don't understand why it would struggle. It has been about ...
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2014 Civic strange no start issue

2014 Civic has a starting issue, 88,xxx miles. Battery & alternator checked out as good. Belt is tight, battery cables tight on terminals. No excessive corrosion on battery terminals. This issues ...
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BMW 318d 2006 e90 Starting Problem

I recently got this problem where my BWM sometimes does not turn over after i try to start it, I hear a click noise and the car does not turnover, then i try few more times until it starts, I just ...
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When turning the key to start, all lights turn off and engine won't start

My 2003 Hyundai Elantra was running just fine. Tonight, I was sitting in my car with the engine off listening to the radio for a few minutes. When I turned the key to the start position, there was a ...
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Alternator fuse keeps blowing, odometer keeps resetting and car won't start

I have an 06 Hyundai Sonata and I had my alternator replaced by a neighbor. Now my alternator fuse keeps blowing, my windows won't roll up, my car won't start, and the odometer reset to 0. What ...
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Causes of 2012 Honda Civic alternator not charging battery unless headlights are on

What are the possible causes of a battery charging only when the headlights are on in a car with both a new battery and a new alternator? A couple months ago, my 2012 Honda Civic LX wouldn't start ...
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VW Polo 1.4 MPI 2001 won't start up

So car was doing great, nothing suspicious, then next day it won't start up. It cranks, I can hear fuel pump, there is no lights on dash board(except battery light wich always turns on when starting ...
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Battery and lights flickering

We have a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. We bought a new battery and the van ran fine for a out 4 days. Then I went out to start the car and it was completely dead at first I figured someone must have left ...
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Truck won't start when sitting for 8+ hours in cold, but will with gas pedal

I've had this problem on my truck (1996 Chevy S10) for about two years and it's steadily gotten worse. Whenever I leave the car sitting for over eight hours in a "cold" environment (the truck is ...
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Cut out while driving

Hyundai Getz, 2006. Having problem with the vehicle, first it would start and I would drive a long distance. When switching the car off and want to start again, no go. Soon after that I can start ...
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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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My 2010 Jaguar XK will very occasionally struggle to accelerate only when starting from low speed

new to the forum! My 2010 Jaguar XK will very occasionally struggle to accelerate when I am running it at low speeds of about 10-15 mph. When I try to go above 10-15 mph, the car will create a lot of ...
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All Parts Good but Car Won't Start

What causes a 2010 Buick Lacrosse not to start if the starter is good and the battery is new but there is no clicking of the starter when the key is turned in the ignition? The grounds are tight and ...
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2010 Ford Fusion won't start

My 2010 Ford Fusion won't start. I have checked it out really close and have even changed the starter. I finally called the place I bought it from and they said to turn on the key, turn the steering ...
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New plugs, but problems starting (not firing on all cylinders) and poor fuel economy?

Car is a '93 Mk1 VW Cabriolet, 1.8lt injected. The car has had trouble starting - feels like only some of the cylinders are firing. If I rev the engine a little the problem goes away after a few ...
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2005 Hyundai Sonata v6 won’t start, has compression, Fire, and crank

My car has been running fine and I stopped to get gas, put $40 in and it wouldn’t start back up. I did have the purge valve replaced after this because after getting gas every time it would be hard to ...
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Van won't start and no lights come on; battery good

I have a 1992 GMC Vandura 2500 5.7L. A few weeks ago, I tried to start it. All lights and radio came on but it wouldn't start. I tried again a week after that to show my dad but it still wouldn't ...
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Honda CBR150 Race Bike Engine Problems

I have a Honda CBR150 race bike with some engine problems. The bike struggles to start, think of the way a carburetor bike would struggle to start if it hasn't been run in a long time, but it does it ...
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Problem starting polo 2012 plate

So I was pissing around with the radio with just the ignition on for a round two hours . When I tried to start the engine it doesn't make the usual turning over sound. I tried again after half an ...
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Buick Rendezvous 3400 SFI no start when warm/hot

The problem is that when the engine is warm/hot it does not want to start. I can crank it all day long but it doesn't even sputter. Things I checked: -Fuel pressure -Spark (It seems weak? Has an ...
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Ford Fusion 09 starts sometimes and sometimes it won't start

Recently my car has had trouble starting, well sometimes it turns on and sometimes it doesn't and i have to either wait a few minutes or sometimes it won't even turn on anymore. I changed the starter ...
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Help my sister's car won't start

(2002 Ford explorer XLT 4x4 v8) My sister drove her car to work parked it and turned it off, hours later after work she got back into her car went to start it up, the lights worked, the radio works, ...
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Car start problem

Car start sometime an some time it dont, when it doesn't start I pull the cap off the starter relay an touch the side to start up the car, not sure what the problem is
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Renault Megane 1.4 will not start

2003 Renault Megane 1.4. Will not start. Code reader gave message that cylinder 4 misfiring, but have replaced it and also pencil coil. Zeroed the code reader. Checked fuse box - no corrosion/grease. ...
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03 kia spectra runs on fresh battery

Car will fire up on good battery but after bout ten minutes lights go out acts hit nrake or anything and it dies hearing a buzzing from sensor or throttle body told needs alternator belt but seems ...
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2008 Toyota Corolla doesn't start when key moved forward to “start” position

When I went to leave work tonight, the car wouldn't start. I've tried two known good keys, and cleaning the battery posts and cables where they connect to the posts. There has been no indication the ...
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What happen when the key is half-turned (KL30?)

The question itself is pretty basic but I'm not sure how to title it: What happens when you get the key from position 0 (turned off) to the moment when the battery "kicks in" and the dashboard ...
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2004 Honda Pilot sometimes only starts when hood latch released

My 2004 Honda Pilot occasionally will only start when the hood latch is released. When this occurs, the car is completely dead, and no electrical system works, including keyless entry, lights, etc. ...