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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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Car takes several cranks to start, but once started it drives fine | Good Battery & Good Starter

So its 2010 R56 model. The battery, starter is good and tested well. However, it takes several crank cycles for it to start. Initially i used to do 7 or 8 short cranks (4 seconds) each for it to start....
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My engine turns over, but fails to start unless bumped

Car will not start on key, engine turns over. No fault code on diagnostic tester. Petrol engine. Vehicle will bump start, and also start with jump leads.
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Toyota Tacoma 2000 won't start

Sometimes after a trip (2-3 hrs) when i turn off my tacoma, won't turn on again, i knock on starter bobine it start, and sometimes don't. I replace the bobine, it's seems good for 2-3 months, then the ...
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My Husqvarna 45 chainsaw won't start only if the trigger is pulled

I have a Husqvarna 45 chainsaw and it won't start only if the trigger is pulled, and if i release it , the chainsaw stop's. Any suggestions?
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Why won't Jaguar start after brakes failed?

2012 Jaguar XF had 4 pads/rotors replaced and I returned to shop explaining they were less responsive and required extra pressure to stop and to remain stopped. The shop looked at it and said they ...
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What's the problem with this honda

I own 2003 Honda Odyssey 3.5L. not sure if it's ex or Lx. First key wouldn't unlock doors then it wouldn't turn in ignition n now car won't start at all. Battery is good I'm Don't know if starts bad ...
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I bought a new battery and it started for a week or 2. Now when i start it, it just clicks

2005 yamaha vstar 650 classic. If I try to pop the clutch out will start but if I pop it and it doesn't start it seems like that helps because only after I do that will the start button work
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If I start a previously unfueled small engine, do I keep choke on for first pull only or until it starts?

I purchased a small engine inverter generator. It obviously has a carburetor and a choke valve. I just put in the oil and oiled the foam air filter element and am ready to break in the generator with ...
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Hot start issues

I bought a second-hand 2005 Nissan Almera 1.5 just under 6 months ago, and apart from an early issue with the catalytic converter, seemed to be running okay. However, a month or so ago, I was out ...
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Car starts only when I jump it

I have a 2006 Dodge Caravan SXT. Bought it from a friend who said that the battery was replaced like two years ago. Everything was fine until recently I started having this problem where the car would ...
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2000 Suzuki Katana 600 starting

So I just purchased a 2000 Suzuki Katana 600. The bike cranks but doesn't want to start. I had the battery tested and it was good. I can get it started with some starter fluid. Then if I go ride it or ...
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Mercedes-Benz Antos 2540 wrong key issue

I reside in Luanda, Angola. I got a second hand Truck, an Mercedes-Benz Antos 2540. It is no longer recognizing its ignition Key. What to do please?
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No dash lights or exterior lights, no crank, and no power

05 V6 Mustang ... I drove the car for about 10 mins at 55mph. After switching off, I came back and go to start my car. No dash lights appear, starter doesn’t click, and no exterior lights work. ...
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Engine fires up violently after reconnecting coil pack connector

It is recommended to prefill the oil filter during an oil change to reduce the amount of time needed for the oil pump to fill a new oil filter. In cars with vertical oil filters it is easy to fill the ...
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Does roll starting a car leave a skid mark?

Plain and simply, does roll-starting a car leave a skid mark on the road? My mind simply can't think thru the mechanics of it. Looking around the internet, this doesn't seem do be a question people ...
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Ford Focus hard to start after fueling

I own a 2014 Ford Focus, with a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. A few years ago, it developed a rather interesting issue. After I put gas in the tank, it gets hard to start, and is hard to keep ...
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My Kohler Courage mower runs and starts good most of the time

This motor starts good most of the time. But in the last couple years. It like stops up against a compression stroke and won't turn over. I have to turn the crank a little and it will start right up. ...
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What does it mean when I turn the car key, nothing happens for a bit, and then the car revs to life?

Usually, when starting my car, as soon as I turn the key all the way around, the car instantly starts revving and then springs to life. For some reason, today, when starting my car. I turned the key ...
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My car won't start no dashlights no sound no start seat ibiza fr 2014

I changed the airbag kit on the car and it started a couple of times then it kept on turning off, now it won't start at all and theres no dashlights, all the relays are good and checked the fuses too ...
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Car dies suddenly power at all

Today I was driving my BF's 2003 Nissan Frontier when suddenly it dies. No power, everything died. No hazard lights either. I tried popping the clutch to get it started and nothing. I parked it in ...
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My 2007 BMW 328i want start/crank

I am having a problem with my 2007 BMW 328i it will not crank/start but the lights and everything is working. I changed the fuses, starter, radiator, put a new battery in it, and a relay switch. and ...
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No sound when turning ignition unless wait 30min

I have Toyota Solara 2005. Today when I turn on ignition, no sound. No cranking noise. But after like 30min, I can turn it on and engine started. I drove home and tried to turn again, dead. No sound. ...
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Rough start, started after getting gas one day. (Not a full tank)

I drive a 2000 pathfinder. A few weeks ago I grabbed a couple gallons of gas from a place down the street because it was late and my usual spot was closed. Since then its been rough starting up. I can ...
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Car dies when turning key

I have a 2017 Nissan Rogue. I get in the car and the dashboard indicates my door is open I shut the door, everything is fine. But when I put the key into the Ignition and go to start it the car ...
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What happened to the car?

today I tried innova crysta.. so when I started the car forgot to putdown the handbrake I started to put on my reverse gear while pressing the brake and the handbrake on so when I put it in reverse it,...
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Determining root cause for Renault Clio not starting

My Renault Clio 1.2L 2002 16v occasionally has issues with starting if I don't drive it for a while (usually prolonged periods). Typically its usually the battery and either jump starting or using a ...
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Car is taking longer to start as it warms up? (Vid included)

2007 Lexus ES350 with 132k miles. I recently started using it for uber eats this past Friday and I'm in NYC. The car starts up fine when cold. But I notice after a few stops and shutting the car off, ...
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Car wont start gas issue started this mess

Car ran out of gas yesterday. Put in five gallons it went 1 mile cut off. When it finally started again was hopping like a rabbit. Got it home finally . now it won't turn over no dash lights no click ...
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Opel Corsa 1.7 DTI -2009

The spanner light flashes... when I tried starting the vehicle it starts for a second or 2 then switches off. I disconnected the battery terminals and reconnected them after 30 minutes. problem still ...
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Car starts after jumped, not again

My 2016 Ford Focus wouldn't start, so we jumped it and had the battery replaced. Pep Boys said it was corroded and definitely needed replaced. It ran for about a week, and wouldn't start again. My ...
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Fiesta Mk4 Zetec not starting - strange clicking/chugging sound

My friend has a Mk4 Ford Fiesta with a 1.25 16V Zetec engine. She went to start it earlier today, it turns over but it makes a strange clicking/chugging sound: http://sndup.net/j323 I've never heard ...
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Citreon C3 1.6 Auto wont crank on key to start, but starts with key in ignition and a direct 12v feed to the starter any clues? had new battery

I had to replace a faulty battery as had to start via jump leads, ran sweet. switched off to move and close garage door, then would not re start. On replacing with a new battery car would not crank ...
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2006 Ford Explorer turns over then starts making clicking noise and completely stops everything

I have a 2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer. I just got the alternator changed, cost 450. I have no money to get anything else done. Yesterday we had a big storm come through and it’s now 30 degrees out. ...
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Starter issues on ford f150

i have replaced my starter 2 times in my 99 f150 4.2. Smoke came from the starter the first time. Now the starter just spins
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Minibike/ coleman ct100u

I’ve got a coleman Ct100u minibike that has spark but will not start. New carburetor (old one broke in a crash). I’ve pull started it about 30 times but then I gave up. I’ve got fuel, and all the ...
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2008 Honda Civic turned over slowly but didn't start on first attempts, now dead even when attempting to jump

My 2008 Honda Civic has been turning over slowly, but failing to start on the first couple attempts to start it lately. Sometimes it'll start first try, but typically it needs multiple attempts. My ...
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Car doesn't start, how can I make sure the problem is because of the battery?

I have a 2008 highlander. Yesterday I started the car and it was OK with no sign of weak battery. But today it didn't start. I want to know if there is any battery alarm on the dash to check if the ...
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Hard Start / Cranking No Start After Cold Overnight, or Immediately after Fueling

I have a Hyundai Accent 2009 I've been having trouble with for the last few months. Vehicle has about 80k miles on it. Basically, problem originated in the summer. Vehicle would start fine, but ...
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My car randomly won’t start

Don’t know if my transponder is going out in my key or if it’s a fuse can some one help. When I try to start the car the millage area goes from numbers to dashes - - and the starter never turns.
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Engine stops in a second after starting, battery indicator light turns on, dashboard gauges drop to zero; works normally at the second start

The vehicle is 2006 Peugeot Partner Combi Van 1.9D. This problem has been occurring intermittently for a year. The last time was at the end of September; it occurred once a month mostly, more than ...
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2008 pt Cruiser Mil Off Spark Ignition

08 PT Cruiser mil Off Spark Ignition plus p0700 & p0562. The battery & alternator are fine and starter good. I changed the timing belt and afterwords my car would not start. So I got a newer ...
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2008 Chrysler Sebring 3.5L 6 Cylinder - Hard Start when Warm

I have a 2008 Chrysler Sebring 3.5 L 6 Cylinder engine. It starts right up when cold. If I try to start the vehicle when warm, it seems to take a while to start, approximately 5 seconds of cranking. ...
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2009 Honda Accord Short Scratching Noise

When turning the key, before the engine starts there is a very short scratching noise (fractions of a second). This happens only during the first time it is started. The sound does not persist. Other ...
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After starting 2008 Suburu Tribeca, revs drop when idling after tapping on accelerator

After starting a 2008 Suburu Tribeca (automatic), the engine idles at around 1600rpm. Even if I leave it for a few minutes, the revs don't change. But, if I even slightly tap the accelerator, the revs ...
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2007 jeep liberty 3.7 only start I completely remove "any" sparkplug from cylinder then ground,

Only starts take out any one plug then ground to alternator starts right up, thought had to be bad ground so grounded from battery to engine block still won't start with all six plugs in Jeep Liberty ...
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Manual 2009 Civic Si Doesn't Start (Initially Intermittent)

Problem: About 5 times, I would leave the car for a brief time (~5-15) mins after driving, and when I came back, it wouldn't start. It would randomly start again either immediately or after leaving it ...
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Motorcycle ran briefly after swapping spark plugs, now won't run

My bike died on me the other day. It had been running fine prior but on the day it died the acceleration was acting funny, slowing down intermittently. I was able to get it running by swapping out all ...
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Opel Corsa 1.7dti utility 2005 Fuel Delivery Problem

I have an opel corsa 1.7dti utility 2005 model. I serviced my car recently and after I serviced the car it wouldn't start. It turned over but it wouldn't start. I primed the diesel filter by pouring ...
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Renault Megane 2015 - Will not start - Traction control On

The car was running smoothly till few days ago, however when i tried to start it today, it wouldn't. On pressing the Start button, it just sort of drains the lights on the dash and the next second, it ...
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Chevrolet Matiz doesn't start first time in day

I have a 2008 Chevrolet Matiz car, 3-cylinder 0.8L engine with the following symptoms: Start hard the first start of the day (after 10-12 hours) then start each time from the first, if the interval ...
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