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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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Ford Probe '95, 2.0l, 85kw starting problems

I'm trying to diagnose why my car doesn't start. Hope you guys will share some ideas for what to test. First of all, the car started when towed by another car and holds idle, but as soon I press the ...
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Hard Start 2007 VW Rabbit 2.5L

Warm weather (above 50F/10C) after sitting awhile car needs to be cranked 5+ seconds or more. Definitely air in fuel line as about 1/2 mile down road car stutters for a bit. Every time. Cold weather ...
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1998 Nissan Sentra (automatic): Hard/No (Re)start, Intermittent Stalling, Jerky Acceleration

In an attempt to be as detailed and thorough as I could be in order to correctly and potentially definitively diagnose the issue(s) plaguing the vehicle in question, this post is very long. ...
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Honda Shadow Phantom VT750 2016 trouble starting

Having a little trouble here. My current Phantom is my 4th bike, and I drove it off the lot at 0 miles just a few months ago. The other morning (It was a cold morning relative to the surrounding days, ...
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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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T4 non starting problem

I have a VW T4. It periodically does not start. It will start and drive fine for about a month. Then for about 20 minutes it wont start at all. All the lights come on but the engine will appear dead. ...
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2002 Honda Civic, will not start without maintenance override procedure?

I have a 2002 Honda Civic. This vehicle has been running great for a long time. Right now if I want to start the car I have to use the maintenance override procedure: Push the reset button on the ...
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Difficulty starting car: caused by radiator leak?

OBSERVATIONS 95 Acura Integra LS has been emitted a funny smell of cooked chemicals for the last three days after running the vehicle. Today, there was difficulty starting the car that followed a ...
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2004 Toyota Corolla does not start with key

For more than ten days, I can not start my car with the key. It does start without problems with the remote starter. So, I think the problem is with the ignition switch. One more thing, the key turns ...
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Car died at red light and now it won't turn over

I have a 2004 Hyundai Santa few 2.7l v6. I've been having problems with this car for a while now. I've already put some money into it, I got the fuel pump, fuel pump relay, the alternator, ecm, and ...
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Troubleshooting non-functional starter after collision

My 2002 Ford Explorer was in a front end collision. The engine was not damaged. It did push my radiator up against the fan while we were still on the scene. I freed the fan, hit the fuel reset and ...
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Diesel car struggles to start when cold

Recently had the timing belt, water pump, all valves and rocker arms, fuel filter, oil filter, air filter changed on my 2006 Audi A3 8P 2.0 TDI 140. I've had it back for two days now and it struggles ...
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Can't get my riding mower to start, Craftsman LT1000

Ok, so here's the full timeline on what's happened. About a week or 2 ago I got a mower from a guy I know who wasn't using it. It's an 18HP Craftsman LT1000. The only issue he told me about is that ...
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Volvo V40 wont start, red led light on speaker flashes rapidly

My Volvo V40 will not start. When I put the key to position 2, the red LED light on the left speaker on the dash flashes rapidly for 15 seconds. When I turn the key to position 3 the lights on the ...
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Honda Civic - new battery, won't turn over, shooting vapor

2009 Honda Civic with 142,000 mi, recent oil change, new battery, won't turn over: Began when it wouldn't start one day; checked the battery windows and plates were bone-dry, so bought a new battery ...
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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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Car is making buzzing noise but wont turn over

I have a Peugeot 307. All the lights are working, stereo etc when turning the ignition key to on, but when I turn the key to the start position it does not do anything but makes a constant buzzing ...
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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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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....
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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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Ford figo 2010 starting problem

My ford figo diesel not starting . Fuel pump overhauled , it is showing pressure when tested in machine . After fitting it is not starting . If starts rev going up and down 1000 to 1500 rpm and after ...
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Renault Megane not starting after water damage

Im looking at a Renault Megane 2010 1.5 dci which was crashed into a drain. ECU and electrics on left hand side were submerged. Have changed ECU, circuit box on top of left suspension, circuit box by ...
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Car wont start 1994 Oldsmobile CutlussCiera

I have a 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3100. A person before me put in fuel pump and filter, timing chain, crank sensor,cam sensor, New starter. Car still don't start. It cranks maybe 3 times and ...
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mystery no crank, no start

So, here is the issue with my truck. Sometimes it will strand me wherever i go in the day for about 2 hours (no crank, no start). After that, it cranks right up and i can get home. its frustrating ...
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I have a 2008 cobalt that won’t start

I hook up the battery and the stereo comes on . When trying to start the car the accessories come on as they should then I turn the key further to start and nothing happens . I take out the keys and ...
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vw jetta 2008 starting problem - idle problem

I have a VW Jetta 1.4tsi 122 (2008) and it has a strange behavior. First of all, a have noticed that it doesn’t keep the same rpm when runs on idle. For example, when I stop at the first traffic ...
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no crank, no start, no power

2016 Ford Focus. Ran when I bought it, but had been hit in the passenger side. While the doors were off, it randomly started acting funny when running. The display would start flashing then the car ...
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'05 Altima cranks, but will not start (sometimes)

Lately my 2005 Nissan Altima (3.5L) has been reluctant to start, having a 3-5 second delay from the time I turn the key and the starter begins working to the time the engine starts. Earlier today ...
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Citroen Xsara - Worked this morning, now won't start

I drove my Xsara early this morning, got back in 2-3 hours later and NOTHING!! Dash lights, headlights, etc. are fine – so battery has power. What could be the issue to happen so suddenly and are ...
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Yamaha F40F outboard boat engine continuous alarm when starting

I'm trying to start a very new 2014 Yamaha F40F engine on my dad's boat. The engine was used yesterday by my brother without issues but today it won't start at all, and I get a continuous alarm sound ...
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97 Ford Ranger occasionally won't start

It just recently began not starting every once in a while. Not a click, nothing. If I turn the key backwards the radio comes on and I can turn the lights on. Then after a few tries it starts up and ...
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holden jackaroo won't kick over until the third attempt

I've just bought a holden jackaroo and the last 3 days in the morning I have tried to start it but it doesn't even try to kick over but normally on the third try it starts like there is nothing wrong, ...
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Gas Pedal, Power breaks/Steering stops working… for a while?

I was just driving my car in a parking lot. After driving for about 15-20 minutes my gas pedal stops working! This has happened once before, I wasn't too surprised. I waited for about 3 minutes and ...
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Will not run after dieing while driving

My 2004 Chevrolet Malibu just died while driving and won't start back up. It acts like there's no fire. I put in new plugs, new coil pack, and new control module on top of the coil pack, but it still ...
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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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Car not getting electricity

I drive a 2003 Expedition. Last night it wouldn’t start on its own and I had to get my dad to jump it with his F150. It ran completely fine other than the lights being a little dim and flickering, ...
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Changed the turbo, now the car won’t start?

So basically I have a Vauxhall corsa D 1.3 CDTI 2008, I recently swapped the turbo out with a replacement one (same turbo), when I put it all back together I went to start the car and it just turns ...
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1973 dodge sportsman motor home

The engine won't start. When I turn the key, absolutely nothing happens. There is only a click from turning the key. My battery is full. I bought this motor home last summer after my landlady sold ...
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1999 Honda Civic Dx Won't Start, No crank

My 1999 Honda Civic DX won't start. I there is no crank so I started by checking the starter solenoid, there is no signal. Then I checked all fuses and relays including the main relay and they are all ...
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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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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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Car won't start, only 3 years old

My '16 Dart SXT for the past month won't start without needing a jump if it sits for a day without being used. Starter is fine, thought it was the battery so bought a new one and less then a week ...
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Renault Clio 2 2001 1.6 K4M engine. Takes several tries to start engine if starts at all when idle for several hours

As the title suggests. I already changed spark plugs and the fuel pump's pressure is 3.6 - 3.8 bar which is ok. When the engine starts works fine and if i stop it and then restart I'm successful on ...
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Electrical starting problem

Audi 80 92 2.0 . Battery problem?Won't start i tried new battery ,same problem.Jumps easily ,drives. Stop. then try to start won't turn.Alternator checked!ok! Someone suggested solenoid on starter ...
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2011 Grand Caravan won't start on cold days lately

Yesterday, Sunday, my 2011 Grand Caravan 3.4 litre basic van did not start, plugged the block heater in at 4pm Saturday because it wouldn't start then. So Sunday I put a heater in the engine ...
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Pontiac Grand Prix won't start, horn would honk, electrical system goes crazy

Some facts: My dad has an aftermarket Remote Keyless Entry Not aware of any aftermarket theft system, does not use keyless start He's used 410 watt power inverters through the cigarette lighter but ...
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My 2001 s430 will only start after I disconnect the negative battery cable

My 2001 mercedes stopped starting, the key fob would start the car intermittently then stopped working except locking and unlocking doors I thought it was the batteries but I changed them. I have to ...
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Motorcycle won't start

My bike (Honda Hornet 160R) has been resting idly for more than a week. It has both a kick-starter and an electric starter. When I tried to start my bike day a couple of days back, I found the kick-...
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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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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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