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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2012 Hyundai i20 starting problem (seems electrical)

I have been having a slight issue with my 2012 Hyundai i20 1.4 Automatic. Every now and then when I turn the key in the ignition, the key turns but without any of the usual lights coming on in the ...
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Engine warning light P2191 / Hyundai Veloster problem starting when cold

on monday I had some issues starting the car and then an engine warning light with the code P2191. I clear the error but it appeared again. This is the starting sequence values of o2 and other: https:/...
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How Regularly Should Glow Plugs Need Replacing

How long should glow plugs last in a typical diesel engine? And what might cause them to fail early? I ask because my 20 year-old Ford Courier (an Australian rebadging of the Mazda B-series) needs a ...
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Car seems it won't start but eventually does

My car is an Opel Corsa B. Recently, it started having trouble to start. When I turn on the key, the car behaves like the battery is empty (slow cranking -low choking sound- of the engine and the ...
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Loud thumping sound coming from dash when turning key

I have a 2010 Ford escape and just noticed this morning that when I turn the key, there is a loud thumping noise coming from the dash. It only thumps about 4 times then is done. It doesn't do it when ...
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Suzuki Freewind XF650 Start issues

Motorcycle starts fine several times and once it started it runs perfectly. But every now and again it will take about 2-5 mins to start, does not push start or start with starter button. Sometimes ...
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Intermittent starting

My 09 Hundai Elantra have an intermittent starting problem after a few cranks and a few minutes wait it eventually starts .appears to be worst when the engine is hot. On going problem for the past two ...
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98 Toyota Camry won’t crank or start after ignition cylinder replacement

Let me start from the beginning my cousins 98 Toyota Camry had a ignition cylinder that wouldn’t turn without hitting it with a hammer. So we went to the salvage yard pulled an ignition cylinder and ...
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Fuel was chocking while entering into the carburetor

I'm having an old model TVS Scooty ES, as the petrol was chocking while entering into the carburetor. After cleaning the carburetor and replacing a new spark plug and I had neither rotated the Air/...
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2014 Ford Focus won't start at all

My vehicle died on me suddenly on the road today. It was stuttering for a few minutes hard prior to it dying. When I tried to jump it nothing happened at all, not a click, not a turn over, anything. ...
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Car will push start, but not start normally

I have a 2003 Nissan Sentra ser spec v. The car has new spark plugs and coils, battery, starter and camshaft and crank shaft position sensors. As stated, the car will crank but will not start. When ...
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Not starting, just clicking [duplicate]

I have a 2002 diesel Renault Clio. Everything was working fine the day before, but now it will not start. It makes a click noise then nothing. The lights/radio work. Changed the starter motor ...
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2014 Honda Accord starter problem, it cannot start intermittently

My Honda according 2014 only has 38000 miles. When first time cannot started, I changed a new battery. It was good for 4 or 5 months. My car is with a key to start. Then some time it started fine. Now ...
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1995 Chrysler Concorde that only started by WIGGLING the wheel - NOW does not start at all!

I have a 1995 Chrysler Concorde - a little over 72,000 miles. I'm 77 years old and want to keep this car. For 2 or 3 months, the car had only been starting if I lined up the steering wheel exactly ...
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I have a 1985 Ford F-150 so my starter will spin but won’t engage what would be my problem

I just bought it and it was running fine and now the starter will spin but won’t crank the engine over it has a 4.9 L straight 6 in it I think solenoid or the alternator
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Long crank but still starts

I am in need of some help. I have an 08 Jeep Compass Sport. 2.4 4x4. We have been having a lot of rain and a lot of flooding. I was on my way home from work, and I came to an area where the road was ...
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2010 Vovlo XC 60

I have a 2010 volvo that will start after a battery change. The key fob also gets stuck as well. I have read all kinds of blogs to include touching the battery cables together for 30 seconds and I get ...
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2009 ford focus,will not start

I have a 2009 ford focus,replaced battery.cleaned cables and posts,car will not even turn over. one min.its fine next min the car is dead. I don't know what to check for now.
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Why would overheating relays cause problems when trying to start a car?

I have a 2005 Honda Civic. At some point in the last 6 months, I have had trouble starting it (intermittently). It would crank as long as I tried, but the car won't start. Most occurrences occur when ...
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My car won’t start and there’s water coming out of the muffler

When I try to start my car doesn’t start and water comes out of the muffler I don’t know what’s going on with the car I don’t know if it’s a blown head gasket it or I have a leak in the coolant system ...
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car needing a jump if it sits for a few days without cranking it

I took my ford explorer to Autozone the test says the battery is good but the starter is failing in a few days it sat for 2 days and needed a jump, does that mean the starter will go out soon?
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Ignition problem with Kymco Quannon 125cc

I have a Kymco Quannon 125cc from 2007, I bought it last year. Some time ago I was having problems when I tried to start it. The bike does the regular noise when starting it, but seems the gas is not ...
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2016 CRV brake pedal occasionally won't depress to start the car

I've read a little about this, but there does not seem to be a viable solution (that I've found). What happens is, you get in the car, push on the brake (but it won't go down), try to push the start ...
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2007 F250 Super duty Powerstroke 6.0 crank no start

Ok I don't know Jack about diesel, but i am learning as I go! It has been running out of fuel when the DTE is at 65-58 miles and its keeps climbing. When i first got the truck a year ago it ran out at ...
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2011 Mazda 6 3.7L V6 - Intermittent no-crank after Injen SRI install

My 2011 Mazda 6 3.7L V6 does not always crank the first time, especially after sitting overnight or a few hours. The car seems to operate perfectly other than that. It's a push-to-start. Once I press ...
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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....