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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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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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Car (Maruthi SuzukiAlto 800) accelerates with out applying pedal

My car is accelerating periodically without pressing it's pedal. It will continue to accelerate for 30 seconds then stay normal for 1 minute, Then again accelerattes for next 30 seconds and issue ...
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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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1995 Honda Accord LX, Having trouble starting up

I bought a new battery and starter, still when I go inside the car to turn the key the motor doesn’t turn over.
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81 Suzuki GS650 Won't start

Yesterday, it worked just fine. I tried to start it this morning and it tried to turn over, then wouldn't even do that. Voltage on battery is 12.3, so that's not a problem. Tried to roll start it, as ...
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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. ...
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I have a 03 Honda civic and it keeps over heating

I’ve replaced thermostat multiple times even brought one from Honda dealership, it keeps spitting out water & antifreeze ... what could be wrong? Please help!
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Push barking start leads to loud rapid clicking in 2017 Tacoma, other electric working fine, what's wrong?

Trying my push button start with my foot firmly pressuing down the break, I was surprised to hear a very loud, rapid clicking and no engine turning over. Gave it a few tries, let it rest, then tried ...
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My car intermittently won't crank

Have a 2001 grand prix gt 3800 v6 and it's started intermittently doing nothing when I turn the key usually right after I come out of a store or stop somewhere then get back in . I turn the key and ...
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2004 Pontiac sunfire

Please explain what could have happen... I drove to the store fine but when I came out started my car it wouldn't go into drive. I could reverse only but seeing I was over two miles from home that ...
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2005 C200 Kompressor steering lock

My 2005 C200 Kompressor's steering wheel is locked and I can't turn the key; the remote opens the doors but the dashboard lights switch off in about five seconds. The battery's voltage is 12.22 now ...
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Car not starting sometimes

Mazda familia wagon 1998 Sometimes just turning the key, there will only be a click but doesn't start, after a few attempts and pushing the key in hard while turning it can start? Have had different ...
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Jump starting a car without battery terminals connected

Back around 1978, my wife and I bought an old Fiat 124 sedan. It was at the owner's house and the battery was dead. I disconnected the battery terminals and connected the jumper cables from our car ...
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Car won't start, horn won't honk, headlights won't come on, what could cause this?

Vehicle: 2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4L FI DOHC 4cyl Symptoms Car wouldn't start today. In the past had occasionally had it hiccup before starting but that was the only indicator of problems. No ...
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My car will try to turn over but not fully engaged

I have a 2000 Nissan Maxima with 196,000 miles. Just replaced starter, alternator, fuel pump and spark plugs. When I turn the ignition, the engine turns over once or twice, then stops. This is what ...
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la115 lawnmower not crank

My john deere LA115 lawnmower wont crank when I turn the key lights come on only.It does not turn over at all but when I took the positive end to starter and grounded it turned over that way.What ...
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Why my 2003 LT-1 engine trans in older body has different eratic starting problems

I have a 2003 GM LT-1 engine in an old body, that's had different intermittent starting problems for the last 6 years. All have gotten progressively worse. Problems are listed old to new. ...
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'Clicking' problem with dodge sprinter 2004 - won't crank

I recently purchased my 2004 Dodge Sprinter 3500 used at 149,000 miles. I'm converting it into a camper van. Every other time I open the door to the sprinter, this clicking sound starts. It goes for ...
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Car not starting from time to time

Ford Figo 2012. Some mornings my car start 1st turn of the key. sometimes it will start after a couple of turns and the other day I had to get somebody to push it for me. Battery and alternator 100% ...
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2000 Sierra 1500 4.8L Engine not revving properly for several minutes after start

For the past couple weeks I've been consistently having a weird issue with my 2000 Sierra 1500 4.8L when I first start it up. The engine will start and idle fine, but when I give it gas the engine ...
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2015 VW Passat TSI keyless start doesn't work. Is there a way to reprogram / reset the key myself?

I have changed the remote battery (brand new Sony CR2032, my meter shows a voltage of 3.2V on the battery, so I know it has full charge). The door lock/unlock, and trunk unlock buttons WORK on the ...
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Got a Yamaha MBK 100cc scooter the problem

Yamaha MBK 100cc starting problem turn the key no lights on the dash no electric start but it will start off kick start but still no light none ov them
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Car dies while driving through water

I was driving home the night of yesterday with my Honda Accord after a down pour unknown to me that the road had been flooded and because some other cars were driving through I had to follow. ...
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2005 Honda Civic LX

Why does my Honda take two cranks to start but there's no check engine light or nothing I have the starter and alternator and battery tested and they're fine?
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Startup glitch or something else?

I hadn't driven my car for a week and just started yesterday. It initially didn't start up(but you could hear it trying) but then started up fine and I drove it for about 7 miles. After stopping I ...