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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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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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Chainsaw has fuel, spark and compression but wont start

A neighbor gave me a chainsaw to fix. He does lawn care and landscaping so I'm assuming it was used a decent amount. I think it just sat through the winter and then wouldn't start. I gave 5-10 yanks, ...
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opel vivaro not starting after reversed jumped cables attached

just the other day i inadvertently reversed the polarity when attaching jump cables to my opel vivaro van, it was 6am and i was working with a torch and didnt realise until i hooked the live up on the ...
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Three New TaoTao 49cc mopeds won't start. Two new carbs . Engine not getting gas, Have checked everything. Runs with choke or starting fuid

I have Tried everything to start these TaoTao 49 cc Mopeds. bypassed the vacuum activated gas petcock. Went straight from gas tank to carb. While plugging the open vacuum hose and petcock. It will ...
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09 Yamaha 250 V-Star bogs down when throttle is twisted

I just finally got my first bike it's a 2009 Yamaha 250 V-Star. I bought a new carburetor and I have got it running, but when I seem to give it a lot of throttle it starts backfiring and bogs down. I ...
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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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My 2002 alero will not start sometimes when starter, alternator, and battery. All good

My gf has a 2002 alero 3.4liter and after letting it sit for a week it's has been off and on starting. We had the alternator,starter,and battery all tested and were good. Also the battery when it wasn'...
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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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Mercedes C200W203 No click at ignition and hesitates

ok I have 2 problems at moment with my car not sure if they are related at all: When I turn the key in ignition car wont start - no clicking noise and the engine does not turn over. However I can get ...
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2011 Chevy Malibu Starting issue

I have a 2011 chevy malibu and the other day went to start it and it started but seemed a little hesitant then the next day won't start without a jump. Every time you turn the car off you have to jump ...
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99 Kawasaki Vulcan Ultra Classic 1500cc, been sitting for over a year in a climate controlred garage and will not start

Now with this 99 Vulcan Ultra Classic, I have replaced the gasoline plus added a bottle of Mechanic in a Bottle as well. Plus new plugs, and new battery. It turns right over just as easily as it ...
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Engine revs at startup

Hi since a bought my car (used) noticed that sometimes when starting the engine it spikes the rpm to much. Is not big deal I know but I'm not sure if is normal because it doesn't always do this, ...
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2011 ford fusion SEL , All lights work good, Battery good, Connections good, Fuses good, won't turn over or even click, Why?

Took battery out had tested, good (only yr. old w/850 CCA).. Lights are bright and do not dim when turning on key to try to start. Checked all fuses, all good. Daughter drove it to work (ran great ...
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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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Weird Starting Issue

We have a strange starting issue with our Nissan Micra SE K12 2006. It first happened in March when it was freezing cold - it would turn over, battery was strong and kept going and going, the starter ...
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2013 VW Jetta occasionally won't start, but will turn over

Background 2013 VW Jetta S 2.0L Serviced regularly by the dealer, as per the guidelines, and recently had a major service (e.g., spark plugs, filters, etc.) Incidents When I came back to my car ...
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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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2007 Honda Civic intermittently has starting issues

Here's the story: Last summer I started having trouble starting my 2007 Civic. I'd put the key in, there would be no crank, but I could turn the radio on and everything so I don't believe its the ...
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Rough Idle On 1997 Dodge Dakota

So my Dodge is a v6 and sometimes when I start the engine the RPMS Drop, sometimes all the way to zero or about 500. It recently started to do this maybe a week ago and I don't know what it could be I'...
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2000 Honda accord

My car will starts fine sounds normal I turn it off and then it won’t start. Again it sounds like it’s going to turn over but it doesn’t. I let it sit for awhile and it starts. Nothing is wrong with ...
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Long crank/hard start after sitting overnight

I have a friend with an '08 Escalade which has a strange problem starting after sitting overnight, sometimes it'll crank fine for a couple seconds then all the sudden slow down before the engine ...
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Long cranking, then starts, 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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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 car won't start when i put the key in and turn it. No sound no lights no nothing. Could it be the starter?

When I got to turn the key nothing happens. No lights no clicking no clock no nothing totally dead. It's a new battery. This is the second time it's happened within 6 months. Both times the car sat ...
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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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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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Replaced ignition cylinder, car wont turn over or crank

I have a 2007 chevrolet malibu. I have been having trouble for a while with having to turn the key a few times before it would crank until it finally quit cranking at all. I replaced the ignition ...
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2004 Hyundai Sonata GLS won't start

My 2004 Hyundai Sonata will not start. This has happened a few times now but previously the car would crank, run for a short time and then cut off. We have had the fuel pump replaced as well as the ...
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Hyundai Sonata 2012 Car starting problems

I am residing in UAE and it hot summer season here( 45 degree +). I have Hyundai Sonata 2012 model car. I am using this car for last 7 months. It was running fine till this summer. I am noticing ...
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2002 Honda Civic: Starts in the morning, but wont start after driving for a while?

I have a 2002 Honda Civic. I have been having a starting issue with it for some time now. Let me give you one of the common senarios: I use the car in the morning to go to the beach with some friends....
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09 Buick Enclave 3.6 No Start

Looking at this for a friend, the car originally had some cam or crank code (no one remembers what the original code was and it wasn't documented) so they did the timing chains. Apparently they made ...
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‘06 Ford Ranger

My ranger started less than a week ago not starting. When I turn the key to the on position. It’s basically dead. The airbag light is dimly lit. It’s also reset the clock. The security light flickers ...
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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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Ford flex wont start in cold

Ford flex 2013 will not start in cold weather 35 or below it did this last year took to a ford dealer they replaced and said it was the battery which we had already replaced brought it gome the next ...
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Car won't start and makes loud grinding noise when attempting to start it, video attached

2012 Infiniti G37x, Attempted to start it but it makes a loud grinding noise and doesn't start. The lights and the interior electricals are working. Haven't driven it in 2 weeks but it started just ...
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2002PT Cruiser intermittent start/cranking issues

Have issues for two years. Replaced battery 3x -found sensor draining and repeated start attempts. Replaced alternator, starter 2x last 2/16/2021. Failed to crank 2/17. All interior lights and ...
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Cranks, but slow to catch. Dies after starting

Recently my 2007 Mazda6 (2.3L I4) has been taking longer and longer to start in temperatures colder than about 5 F (-15 C). The car usually sits overnight for about 12 hours after I get home from work;...
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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 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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Mitsubishi Outlander extended crank

Why would I have an extended crank after replacing all of my injectors and also have rich bank 1&2 codes? Have double checked timing and vacuum,all seems ok. If I shut it off and start it right ...
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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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Why wont my car start

96 Chevy astro van My blower motor resistor shorted out and I replaced it. a test says my battery and alternator are good. I can still jump start my car. but it wont start otherwise. if i jump the car ...
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Hard warm start + low long-term fuel trim (mixture too rich) DTC. How to diagnose?

Just wondering what my next steps are here. Vehicle is '05 Volvo V50 2.4i. Initially had two misfiring cylinders, which was tentatively diagnosed as a blown head gasket by the shop. I changed it ...
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Lexus CT200h “stuck” in neutral after accident

I bought 2018 Lexus CT200h with slightly damaged front and it won't shift into Drive or Parking. After I push Start button it shows me that the car is in Neutral. Trying to put it into Drive or ...
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How can I get my Ford Focus 2007 to start?

So my 2007 Focus Petrol 1.8 Zetec Climate wont start. It just cranks over. It worked with no problem until 2 days ago. As soon as I engaged reverse up a very slight incline the engine died- it was a ...
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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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Citroen c4picasso Automatic 2009 petrol

Brake lights stuck on , brake won’t go down , won’t start , changed brake light switch ,keeps coming up with different diagnostic troubles, wiped them clean , then different ones come up , taken ...
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Dashboard, radio, etc. turn on when turning key everything dies

I have a 2006 Ford Focus and I recently replaced the battery. Everything comes on dashboard, lights, radio, etc. Then when I turn the key to ignition the lights kind of flicker and then nothing! ...
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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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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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