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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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2008 Suzuki gsxr 600 no power

Okay so I've been deployed for about three and a half months so my bike has not moved nor started for that long. When I got back I tried to start it and everything acted properly but nothing would ...
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How do I start the chinese electric motorcycle that I purchased from China?

I purchased a electric motorcycle from China but, after removing the bike from the shipping carton and inserted the key there wasn't any power and once I connected it to the charger provided the bike ...
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1987 Yamaha Riva XC125 starts high then falls to low rpms and stalls out slowly after a rough idle

Intro: Hi guys, I wanted to start by letting you all know that I'm new to motorcycles and just vehicle repairs in general and this is my first bike. I believe I have reached the point where my lack of ...
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Car starts then won’t start for a few tries

I have a 2016 Ford Escape SE that will not start on some days but then on others it will start just fine, like today it started just fine after sitting all night but when I was leaving work to get ...
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AUDI A4 1.8T automatic 2008

So this is my first time here as I've only just bought a second hand Audi A4 On purchase I was made aware the car had new bearings and an oil pump replaced and that the car only starts up on 2nd or ...
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Mini bike coleman ct200u wont start and kick backs when i pull the string

Mini Bike coleman ct200u wont start i bought it off facebook market place i went to look at it he says it takes usually 3 pulls for it to start and he showed me the choke off gas on and kill switch ...
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Lexus CT200h “stuck” in neutral after accident

I bought 2018 Lexus CT200h with slightly damaged front and it won't shift into Drive or Parking. After I push Start button it shows me that the car is in Neutral. Trying to put it into Drive or ...
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Why wont my truck start? [closed]

My 2002 dodge durango 5.9 won't start after dodge flashed a replacement pcm. Dodge says its going into theft mode? Any guidance would be apreciated..
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1995 Accord Crank But No Start

I have a 1995 Accord that cranks (turns over) when I turn the key, but it won't start. I bought a new battery but that didn't fix it - same exact symptoms. I gave up and decided to have it towed to a ...
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Do I need a battery maintainer, a portable jumpstarter, or a completely new 12V battery?

Hybrid vehicle has not been used for several months due to COVID-19 pandemic. Vehicle has a 3 year old 12V AGM battery. Battery is not used as a true "starter" battery; it just boots the ...
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How do I fix up a 2001 Buell Motorcycle that has been sitting for 2 years?

The bike I had been handed down has not been up and running for at least 3 years. I am afraid to start it because it hasn't been maintained for a while and I also don't know what to expect. I read ...
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Took intake manifold off to replace knock sensor and takes two key turns to start engine on cold star

I replaced my knock sensors intake gasket cam shaft sensor and oil pressure sensor and now my 2005 chevy silverado 1500 Takes two key turns to start up, only sometimes, on a cold start. It was not ...
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Affected sensors when boosting another car

I own a 2017 Kia SUV and periodically I'll give my neighbor a boost on their 2002 Liberty Jeep periodically, maybe once or twice a month, until they buy another battery. So I noticed a couple of times ...
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Car almost stalls or stalls after start!

I have a peugeot 308 1.6 vti(120 HP) 2008. When cold starting the engine in the morning (in the summer, so it's not cold outside) it either stalls immediately, or just revs up, but hard. So it goes up ...
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Car has trouble starting ONLY after it has been sitting overnight

I own a Volkswagen Polo 2015, It has clocked around 40000 miles. It has a very peculiar problem, i.e the car has trouble starting only after it has been sitting for 7+ hours. Once the car starts, the ...
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Engine won't turn over without key fob

I have a 2006 Honda Accord. The key fob broke off and I tried starting my car without it, but the engine does not turn over. It works fine with my spare key. The obvious explanation is that I'm not ...
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Motorcycle won't turn over in rain?

Recently my motorcycle(cb600f 1998) won't start after being out in the rain. The starter motor turns over but the engine won't start but It will bump start thankfully. Once the engine is warm it will ...
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My 7265 Cub Cadet tractor will not start

My 7265 series Cub Cadet tractor will not start. First try it cranked the motor a couple seconds then the starter free wheeled. The second time it free wheeled only. The 3rd time and till now it ...
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2011 Toyota Sienna Intermittent Starting Problems

I have a 2011 Toyota Sienna (~50,000 miles) that has intermittent starting problems. The car also sometimes starts then immediately dies sometimes. Here is a video of the issue. Here is another video ...
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Next step in diagnosis? Yaris 2005 wont start

First time posting on this stack-site so forgive if I do it wrong and please let me know how to improve my post. I have a 2005 yarris that stopped at the lights a few months back and wouldn't start ...
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Honda Civic won't start (2017)

I have a push button start. When I push it the car doesn't start. Brake pedal seems hard to push. Warning lights flash - I.e. brake system, stability control, restraint system, electric power steering ...
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2009 Toyota Corolla difficulty starting after sitting over 30 minutes engine warm

Starter motor runs for 3 seconds or more after 2009 toyota corolla has been sitting 30 minutes or more and engine is still warm. If engine is cold it starts fine. If engine is warm but only sitting ...
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97 Corolla won't start. New battery, spark plugs and HT wires. Carburetor coughing smoke

My 97 Corolla won't start. The battery, spark plugs and high tension wires are all brand new. When I try to start the car, it cranks until the carburetor eventually "coughs" and white smoke ...
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2008 Honda Civic EX Automatic (8th gen)-crank no start

My car is cranking but it doesn’t start. I didn’t drive it for a few days so I’m confused as to what could’ve gone bad because this is the first time it’s done it. No codes popping up. Battery is good,...
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Toyota Camry is locked after trying to ignite without entering the password

I have an old Toyota Camry (maybe 2012) which accidentally I tried to ignite without entering the password. The car didn't ignite, and since then is seems like the car is dead. Is there something I ...
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Buzzing noise from under seat when trying to start motorcycle

The bike is a 2012 Kawasaki W800. It has not been ridden for a few months and the battery went flat. I charged the battery and went to start but just got an electric sounding buzzing noise coming from ...
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09 Yamaha 250 V-Star bogs down when throttle is twisted

I just finally got my first bike it's a 2009 Yamaha 250 V-Star. I bought a new carburetor and I have got it running, but when I seem to give it a lot of throttle it starts backfiring and bogs down. I ...
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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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engine not cranking, it only gives click sound as I try to start

2009 Hyundai i20 engine died while driving and it is now not cranking. I have changed spark plugs but in vain
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Jump start works, but car looses power after 1/4 mile, Battery / Alternator voltage and parts store tests fine

just joined here in hope someone can guide me to solve my car problem (Jeep Liberty 2004 V6 3.7L). Here is what happened chronologically: Battery light turned on during driving 3-4 days later I ...
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why won't my minibike engine start

i have a Coleman ct200u-ex minibike and i went offroading with it and it got all muddy and i got home and cleaned it and i feel like i flooded the engine when i cleaned it because I go to start it and ...
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Car won't turn over on good battery and starter

The car is a 2007 Mazda6 3L which I parked overnight and won't turn over in the morning anymore. I did some preliminary diagnostic and ruled out some possibilities: The battery is full, 12.4 V. The ...
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Car no longer displays PRNDL and will not register its gear position

Prior to this my car (a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder) would hard shift from 1st, 2nd & 3rd gears sometimes. Went to the store and after starting the car it reversed fine I put it into D and accelerated. ...
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1982 Virago 750 starting problem; not starter problem but carburetor problem

Recently restored my 82 Virago which has ~80,000 miles. Have been around states 3 times. Ever since new, to start cold I would only have to engage choke lever all the way and give no turns on the ...
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2006 Ford Fiesta Ghia starting difficulties

I recharge my car battery on the Ford Fiesta 2006 and the car started first time. I let it run for a good 10 minutes then discovered central locking wasn’t working on the drivers door. I tried ...
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Bike not starting after filling it with petrol, but was completely empty before

My bike is a Honda dream neo-110cc It was completely empty before I refilled it with petrol. Now it's not starting. Someone told me that I needed to kick-start it. What was happening? What can be done?...
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Occasional hard start possible causes?

I have a 2012 Subaru impreza, manual transmission. Most of the time it works great, starting with no trouble. However, from time to time it will have trouble starting. At those times, if I either a) ...
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03 civic si hatchback

I just Recently put a new motor and started it drove it home. Woke up the next day to go somewhere go to start my car and nothing no power. I have a breathalyzer in my car due to dui, I can’t even get ...
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HYUNDAI I20 COMFORT 2011

HYUNDAI I20 COMFORT 2011 The issue is that it will not start the engine is turning over when the car ran for about 2 seconds and just cut out I have replaced the spark plugs and HT leads only one ...
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Can push starting a motorcycle cause damage to the piston rings?

About a month ago I noticed white smoke coming out of my motorcycle exhaust. Not constantly, but it would maybe start smoking and then stop after riding a little. Or maybe keep smoking even after ...
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Battery problem in Activa I with in 3 months

Within 3 months Activa I getting battery problem, if Activa not ride for 3 days it's ideal for 3 and more days it's not getting started without kick. It's irritating ,worst scooter . Previously I used ...
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Portable generator with starter solenoid problem

My portable is similar to King Canada KCG-6500GE. When the battery is connected, the starter is automatically engaged even if starting switch is in run position. I checked voltage on the 2 big posts ...
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Cranking start from time to time on a VW Golf mk4

My VW Golf mk 4 has been cranking from time to time for the last 2 or 3 years, or perhaps a little bit more. It's not something that always happen and I believe that it's specially prone to do it when ...
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Honda Activa 5g need plenty of kicks even with choke when cold start

I bought Activa 5g a month ago. Since purchase facing cold start issues. My use is very occasional. When I use it regularly, it start with 4-5 kick/self with choke. But when I don't use it for an ...
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Starting diesel car on low battery

I am going to try starting my car after long time standing in the street (month). I know batter will be in poor condition. What is my best chance to start the car? My car has some sort of engine ...
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Car stalling while driving and other related? Issues

New to forums so please be gentle 😁 I am having intermittent issues with our 2007 Citroen C4 Grand Piccasso and am hoping to narrow it down slightly as I understand this could be any number of ...
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Is it ever neccesary to burn a starter out?

Honda civic vti 1999. While we were trying to diagnose a no start/cut out condition (Help with odd start/no start car) the mechanic kept holding the ignition on crank for prolonged times and you ...
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2006 Saturn Vue 4cyl

Starter spinningfreely not engaging the flywheel to crank the engine I've changed the starter and the new starter does the same thing it's not engaging the engine it's just spinning freely so what ...
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Help with odd start/no start car

Honda civic vti 1999. Car kept cutting out immediately on starting. At one point we noticed that if you held the ignition on the third position and the starter motor would keep making noise(...
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clicking/knocking sound when trying to start car

when trying to start my car. (Peugeot 207) one turn of the key produces 4 clicking/knocking sounds, noises, one after the other. 1,2,3,4..the car doesn’t attempt to start. I’ve had jump leads on for ...

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