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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2000 saturn sl, not starting after period of time [closed]

I can start my car and go somewhere but once I turn it off it won't start again for hours. My alternator should be good. Any suggestions on to what might be the problem?
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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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Can low battery cause car to cut out?

Honda Civic vti 1999. Car starts and cuts out immediately. On a few occadions it has started on stayed on for longer e.g 30 seconds to 1 minute but it still cuts out again. The battery is showing 12....
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Electrical failure [duplicate]

While fitting a new battery for the old one I erred by placing leads in the reverse order, when I corrected my mistake I found when i try to start the car all switch off for a couple of minutes, when ...
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Car trouble starting after drive

My Vw Jetta 2005 tdi starts great in the morning. But recently after a 15 minute drive, it doesn’t want to start again. It starts but shuts off. I have to wait until it cools down for it to start. I ...
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trailblazer issue

My son replaced battery in 2002 trailblazer about 2 months ago. He just replaced the alternator in it today. The car started for him and he drove to his destination about 5 minutes away. Now it will ...
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Starter makes no sound

Starter makes no sound. Battery is very good. Lights , dashboard, side doors, and radio work well. The problem happened suddenly after turning van off (2012 Toyota Sienna)and it sat in the driveway ...
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Trouble starting my car

In the morning my Vw Jetta doesn’t start. Later in the afternoon it starts and works perfectly fine. What could be the problem?
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2003 Alero wont start, and ideas greatly appreciated

Starters good, connections and battery good, jumped the starter and it turns over almost starting but never totally catches. when the key is turned, all power shorts out like a bad ground. What am I ...
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Is there a cable issue that causes a no start?

I have a 4x4 12 titan crew cab. Last couple of months I've been battling a no start that I can't seem to diagnose the issue since it's intermittent. Battery was replaced 6 months ago but for some ...
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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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Prius 2011 Car sometimes does not turn on for 3 to 5 minutes

We have a 2011 Prius that sometimes does not start up right away. When we press the brake and power on the car, the lights will come up, but the READY symbol on the dash does not show up. We have to ...
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car will not turn over when key turned

I have a 2005 Opel Corsa 1.2 petrol. The car will not turn over when key turned. The dash lights are not on,( headlights, radio, c/locking are working) wipers not working when ignition on. The battery ...
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Bump start a 4WD standard in 2WD or 4WD on low traction ground

This is really more a hypothetical question than IRL but I'm curious as to the correct procedure in case I find myself caught in this scenario (which is a little more likely than you might think). ...
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No start / power

I've got a suzuki vl250 intruder as a starter bike, it ran perfectly for about 3 months then all of a sudden one day it started losing power and the lights flickering while riding/coming to a slow. I ...
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2002 Civic not starting when cold in GA tmeps 40's

So, I am having the same problem but in GA, USA. My car will not start when it's cold and I'm not talking negative's. This just started a couple of weeks ago when the temps dropped below 40 degree F ...
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JD L110 cranks but does not start

My John Deere L110 Riding Mower all of a sudden has decided not to start. I turn the key and it cranks, but does not start. By looking at the fuel filter, it appears there is no gas in the filter. ...
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Key won't stay in run position

Friend asked me to troubleshoot his Ford Falcon Fairmont III. Car cranks and sparks but won't stay running. It only runs when you hold the key in the run position. Once you let go of the key, it ...
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2007 Altima - Dash lights and automatic acceleration when starting

Sometimes when starting my car several dash lights go on and off as the engine revs up and down several times. If the car is put in drive before the car starts revving up and down then the car will ...
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150cc scooter won't start

Scooter will not start,I went riding 1 day,started fine,parked it,went to ride 2 weeks after and it wouldn't start.I was getting a clicking sound from the starter relay,changed it,changed the starter ,...
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Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS 2013 not starting troubleshooting (lights off and clicking noise, starter won't turn)

I would like to ask for your help diagnosing my bike's starting issue. Long story short: the starter won't turn, but once I manage to push-start the bike, the bike runs perfectly. The starter ...
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Chevrolet Aveo 2013 T300 won't start

I need some advice. After changing the oil filter, the car does not start. The starter works, the engine is trying to catch, but runs irregularly and then it stops. Could you advise me what the ...
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08 impreza wont start in morning unless jumped new battery

'08 impreza turns over but wont start. Replaced battery twice, new. This morning same thing, cranks and feels like it's going to turn over but doesn't. Attached jumper cables, starts in a heartbeat. ...
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Car Battery Loses Connection During Cold Weather

Background: I've been having an issue with my car recently where the battery will "die" when I attempt to start my car the morning after an extremely cold night (<32 F). I drive a 2013 Hyundai ...
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(How) can you bump-start a car with a push-button starter?

This relates to a car I was parked next to recently, that wouldn't start. I would have helped but didn't know how. The engine turned over on the starter (until the owner flattened the battery) but ...
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Car not starting sometimes without pressing acceleration

I have swift vxi 2014 with odometer 1.5Lakh Kilo meters and its 5 Years old. Some time my car is not starting without accelerator. After starting car runs fine with no issue. The only thing is the ...
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2012 VW Jetta Intermittent Start

My wife and I have a 2012 VW Jetta w/ 100K miles on it. We have an issue where the car will not start when we drive it and then let it sit for an hour or two, but will start fine after sitting for ...
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Help with intermittent start

Civic vti 1999. Car is civic vti 1999 with 165k miles on the clock. Car does crank but sometimes times cuts out immediately after crank, sometimes cuts out after a few minutes when idle and ...
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Starter engaging, but engine won't turn over

A quick synopsis of what has happened so far: 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe, 3.5L. Was dealing with an intermittent click/no start issue for a few weeks. When the issue would occur, I could get the car to ...
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Cold indicator light is on and my car has trouble starting. How do I fix?

I have a 2013 Toyota Yaris and ever since the temp outside dropped (not even that cold, around 20-30 degrees Fahrenheit), my car’s cold indicator light has turned on and has been having trouble ...
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Bypassing immobiliser in a 1999 Subaru Forester

I have two paddock/farm vehicles. One is a 1998 Forester (black), auto, EJ20, no ignition immobiliser. The other is a 1999 Forester (green), manual, lo-range, immobiliser. Neither came with a FOB or ...
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Elantra Won't Start With New Key

I recently replaced a lost key and FOB for my 2011 Hyundai Elantra. The key will make the engine turn over but it won't start. The old key works fine.
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Motorcycle electric start issue

Basically I've had my bike for around 7 months now, from new. I've had this issue since getting the bike, I took it to the dealer I purchased from for my first service and told him about the issue, he ...
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My car doesn't start and my mechanic can't figure what the issue is

I do apologize for the non much descriptive title, I'll try to work out a better title. Yesterday my car all of a sudden stopped starting (namely I turned the key, the engine cranks that my car doesn'...
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v moto monaco starting problem

my vmoto monaco motor scooter will not start when hot. it starts first time when cold. i am convinced that the auto choke is staying on. I have tried changing the spark plug and cleaning the air ...
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‘93 Yamaha SR125 Starting Issues

So I recently acquired a ‘93 Yamaha sr125. It passed its MOT in 2017 and was running for a while but has now been sat for over a year. I’ve replaced the battery, stripped and cleaned the carb. I ...
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2008 Kia Sportage clicking coming from fuse box in engine and the car won’t start

I stopped and got gas got in the car and now it won’t start. Opened the hood and there is clicking from the fuse box.
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Clutch pedal starter

Project on i10 car clutch pedal starter. I would love to modify my car to only start the engine WHEN CLUTCH PEDAL IS PRESSED FULLY TO GROUND AND KEY IS AT START POSITION. (Eg. as in Hyundai Getz!!!) ...
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2007 Silverado 1500 No start/no crank, relay is good, starter is good, battery is good

So I’m no expert but I can usually pinball my way around most jobs from a few YouTube videos and internet research. So the other day I set out to figure out why I was not getting voltage for the right ...
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My Uno 1.4 giving me a hard time loosing alot of cash on this car

Uno 1.4 not starting, I had took it for wiring for the indicates and hooters drove back it switched off at a step hill and from there it's not starting what could be the problem?

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