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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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No start problem

I packed the car for about 4 to 5 weeks without driving it but it was still in good condition.so after that when I try to start the car it only cranked but won't run the engen until now I do not know ...
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Toyota yaris 2003

My yaris has been standing for 15mths and will not start on the key put fresh fuel in the tank and mixed it with the old stuff the engine does fire occasionally but will not run. We have.
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Car cranks but has trouble starting, runs fine afterwards

The car is a Hyundai Accent 2010 with around 100k km, which I use 2-3 times a week for short trips, and once every 3 months for longer (2+ hour) trips. For the last two weeks, I had trouble starting ...
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Nissan Micra 2001 start up problem. Just screeching

I find that in the morning when my car is cold and I try to start it. It doesn't make the turning over noise. It just screeches. I'm not sure how to describe it. Sorta like a belt or fan noise. I ...
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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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Kazuma quad 110cc 4 stroke won’t start

I bought above quad as none runner. Compression is 75psi I’m sure I read this is too low to start. I added a small amount of oil through spark plug hole and compression increased to 105psi. My ...
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2008 Toyota Tundra has a rough time starting infrequently

Over the past few years my 2008 Tundra (~140K miles) has had difficulties starting, but very infrequently. Once maybe every 6 months or so, when I start my truck, as soon as I shift into drive it dies....
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2006 Cadillac DTS no crank no start everything else powers up

2006 Cadillac DTS 4.6L Northstar engine no crank no start fuel pump also does not come on check relays and fuses everything else works
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Battery replacement

I have a 2014 Mercedes Benz 4 matic. I swapped the battery in the front and my car started fine and I also swapped the auxiliary battery in the back and now the car won't do anything. It won't start. ...
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Harley Davidson - Street Bob 2016 - increased starting time

After some spring-rides, I've noticed that my Street Bob needs more time to get started (especially when the engine is cold). Despite the fact that the bike: was stored in a very dry and warm place ...
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What does this clicking noise mean when trying to (unsuccessfully) start my 2004 Lincoln Town Car?

I'm hoping someone can help me diagnose this car problem (car won't start). I made a short video here so you can hear the noise it makes when trying to start: [video removed] Short summary of the ...
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98 Chevy S10 not starting

98 Chevy S10 tries to turn over then it dies , new battery and had it tested , head lights dim when trying to start, could not get it started with jumper cables but when hooked directly to fuse box it ...
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Little/no charging but alternator and battery test good

For the past few months, and seemingly getting progressively worse, I've had a charging problem: both battery and alternator test good (checked via charger with alternator test mode and higher-end ...
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Would cold temperatures affect a neutral safety switch? (Manual transmission)

Trying to troubleshoot my 92 Subaru Legacy manual transmission starting issues. Car wont crank/start most mornings, even if its only about 50 degrees F. Replaced battery, starter, and alternator ...
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My Chrysler 300C drove through high water now won't start

I drove through a puddle of water. No problems I went home shut it off. Waited a couple hours tried to drive again. Started for a few seconds and shut off did that three times now it won't turn over ...
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Ford Taurus 2004 3.0L

So i have been having trouble starting my 04 ford taurus. Checked the battery and it is fully charged. It was completely out of oil so i fixed that but still won't start. I just want to start my car.
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My car won't start and it's been sitting for 5 months

I didn't have enough money to insure my car so I let it sit for 5 months. I tried it today and it doesn't start. Does anyone know why?
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Scooter doesn't start and makes ticking noise

My Piaggio Xevo 400 scooter does not start, and makes this ticking sound. It this perhaps a starting motor or an immobilizer problem? I have charged the battery. Video
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Car starts when jumped but will not start again after turning off

2006 VW GTI 220k mi. 1yo battery. Starts and runs fine after jumping, but once I turn the car off it will not start again. No lights come on the dashboard, wont even click on attempt to start. Is ...
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What causes a car to sometimes take awhile to start?

Okay let me explain. I own a Dodge Journey 2009 and sometimes it will start right up fine. Sometimes it will take a little while (maybe 4 or 5 seconds). This happens in cold engine or warm. So I ...
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Subaru Outback randomly doesn't start

About one in twenty times I try to start my 2005 Subaru outback, it doesn't start. However after periodically trying to start the car, it will usually start within 1 to 6 minutes. Here is a video of ...
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Car won’t start randomly

I have a 2006 Pontiac g6 with 150,000 miles on it. Maybe once a day for the past couple weeks when I go to start it it will crank but not start. As soon as I attempt to start it again it starts up no ...
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Long start then Check Engine Light On

I have a 2009 Honda Accord with about 150k miles on it. Over the last couple weeks I noticed the crank time getting slightly longer then today it took a really long time before turning over and now ...
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After battery change Renault Modus 1.4 16v is dead 2007

Car was running fine until battery packed up. Took out battery for charge but was told it is dead. Car stood for 3 weeks till I could get a battery. I fitted it, there was small sparks on connection, ...
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Why does my NB Miata struggle to start when shut off for a short time?

Why does my 2000 Miata 1.8L (104000 miles) struggle to start when shut off for a short time? This doesn't seem to happen as frequently when starting up after being off over a weekend or just overnight....
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Audi A4 B9 2.0 TDI (start/stop) change in in start behavior

Father has a 2009 Audi A4 B9 2.0 TDI with automatic stop. Once upon a time the procedure for starting the car would be: Key in ignition slot on dash, to power up electrics Depress clutch Push key ...
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96 tahoe with bad gas smell and trouble starting after warms up

I have a 96 tahoe we just changed the distributor thinking it was the cause but we still have a bad gas smell when starting and have trouble cranking after its warmed up. When you first start it for ...
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I have a 93 honda Nighthawk that gets power but when I try and start the bike everything shuts off

I purchased a bike and it had no keys so I installed a switch for the ignition. The bike powered on but when I went to hit the start button there is a click noise near the battery and the bike loses ...
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CF Moto Glory will not crank

My scooter will not turn over. The battery is good and the starter is good. The starter spins. It all spins the gear it slides into. And that gear spins the bigger gear which I assume should be ...
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My Scooter is not starting

My Scooter,Activa is not starting. Accidentally I kept my ignition on for 2 days What to do? Please help. Thanks in advance
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No Crank, no Start

2003 Honda CRV, was having slow or hard to start. Now no crank and no start. The battery and starter was taken out of car tested good at two different auto parts stores. I replaced the ignition switch ...
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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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My 2003 Dodge grand carvan

MY van has been doing this thing where I'll go to start it and I have to turn the key 5 or 6 times before it turns on. (note) it does make one clicking sound everytime I turn the key to start it (...
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Ford Focus (06 Diesel) wouldn't start, now does

My Ford Focus want starting this morning or yesterday evening - turning over fine just not firing up. I was about to tow it to a mechanic but this evening, my wife tried it, still wouldn't work, ...
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Honda Accord not starting

My 04 Honda accord 2.4L die randomly at a light. And now it won't even start. All it does is a clicking sound. I've replaced the starter and the alternator. Tested the battery and nothing has fix it. ...
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1997 Mercury 9.9 HP 2-Stroke starting issue

I've been banging my head on a starting issue with the outboard motor mentioned in the subject line (it's a manual pull-start). Problem is that when I pull it over, it doesn't sound/feel like it even ...
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The engine start just fine, but when I try to get on the road the engine shuts off when I accelerate

On a Chinese Scooter 50cc Bash, my engine start fine, but when I try to get on the road the engine shuts off when I accelerate. On the very bottom of the carburetor there there a line and I don't know ...
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c30 engine wiring

I was putting a new starter into an 81 custom deluxe and one of the wires crumbled. The wiring harness looks like its original. We're wondering about trying to patch it or replacing the harness ...
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Problems with starting citreon c4 1.6 16v manual 2005

I have a citroen c4 1.6 16v manual 2005. Car is swinging continuous. Called a mechanic in with a computer to diagnose fault. Said crank sensor. Changed it but still no change. Checked fuses. All in ...
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MK2 Golf 1.3 1985 cuts out after starting

I have a 1.3 VW Golf running a Pierburg 2e3 carb which has been off the road for at least 7 years. The problem I currently have is that the engine immediately cuts out when the key is in the run ...
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My skyline 150cc heavy bike stop on full Fuel

I done tunning of mu my bike but after that its not starting on full fuel and also missing on full fuel whats the problem please help mee
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2004 Accord 4 Cyl Won't Start

I have an 04 Accord that wont start. There have been two times the past month or so when it was like -20 degrees out and I had to jump it to start. The other day, its like 40 degrees, and it wont ...
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Car won't start, only 3 years old

My '16 Dart SXT for the past month won't start without needing a jump if it sits for a day without being used. Starter is fine, thought it was the battery so bought a new one and less then a week ...
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How to start a 1991 Thomas School Bus that cranks well, but doesn't start

I purchased the above vehicle for conversion and at first it didn't start at all due to starter issues. At this point it cranked, but cranked weakly. So I replaced the starter about a month ago and it ...
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squeling noise on start up

I have 2013 dodge grand caravan with a 3.6 engine .I notice oc cold start that I hear a squelling noise from engine which only last for a few seconds. This only happens when the temp is very cold ...
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Ford Figo Starting trouble when engine is hot

I have a 2010 Ford Figo, The car wont restart after a drive. When the engines cools down it starts without any issue. Or else disconnecting and connecting the battery terminal makes it start again ...
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I have replaced my starter and battery car won’t start

I have a 2015 Hyundai Elantra gt. I replaced the starter last fall and the battery a week ago. My car wouldn’t start today after attempting to jump it. Anyone have any suggestions as to why it’s just ...
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Not able to start my car

I have a Camry that has been maintained regularly. The car battery is about 4 year old. 1) For the past 2 weeks, when I was to do a cold-start, it gives some cranking sound and engine shuts down in ...
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2001 Honda Accord V6 Stalls After Start

After driving to a few places my car won't start and I have to wait about an hr before it will start again. Recently replaced the main relay but the problem still persists.
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Why is my 2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS hard to start only after putting gas in

Why is my 2005 Hyundai Sonata 2.7 V6 hard to start only after putting gas in ?