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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Is it bad to start and stop engine without driving?

My spouse has decided to turn our garage into a workout area, so every day they pull my car out of the garage, do their workout, then pull it back in. Is all that engine on and off without actually ...
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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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2008 Kia Sportage clicking coming from fuse box in engine and the car won’t start

I stopped and got gas got in the car and now it won’t start. Opened the hood and there is clicking from the fuse box.
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Do I need a battery maintainer, a portable jumpstarter, or a completely new 12V battery?

Hybrid vehicle has not been used for several months due to COVID-19 pandemic. Vehicle has a 3 year old 12V AGM battery. Battery is not used as a true "starter" battery; it just boots the ...
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Ford Focus (06 Diesel) wouldn't start, now does

My Ford Focus want starting this morning or yesterday evening - turning over fine just not firing up. I was about to tow it to a mechanic but this evening, my wife tried it, still wouldn't work, ...
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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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Scooter: Motor goes off when accelerating

A friend wants to sell me a scooter for a very cheap price. It is a Chinese model (Qingqi QM125T-10M). Probably a 125cc machine. He tells me that the scooter worked fine and he used it to go to work ...
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1996 6.5 turbo diesel Not starting when warm

What could be the possible problem as to why it won’t start when warm. Not sure where to start looking. The glow plugs have already been changed. Could it be a faulty fluid temperature sensor?
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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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No cranking Chevy Malibu 2008

I have a 2008 Chevy Malibu four cylinder 2.4 L the battery tested good brand-new starter but I am still getting a no start no crank. I have full power in the car but when I turn the key everything ...
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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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1990 Ford F-150 5.0 no start just clicks

I was driving down the highway at 60 mph with no warning the truck shuts off so i coast to the shoulder. It did not over heat or lose oil pressure. When i try to start it back up it just clicked with ...
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Difficulty with starting 2005 Kia Sedona

I have a 2005 Kia Sedona. About 2 months ago I went to start it, and it cranked but didn't start until the 3rd time, and the engine jumped? Since then I have had the problem of it cranking but not ...
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Sonata slow to start went inside it ran for around a 1/2 hr went outside and it stalled out,

Started Car went inside and returned 1/2 later its 5 degrees out the car stalled, the blower was still on and the car was still warm. All dashboard lights were on and so was the TPMS light with a ...
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car won't start after short distances

I have a 95 Toyota Camry, she's been having some problems lately. The alternator and starter is new, and I just purchased a new battery(voltage reads fine on it). If I take it for a short drive(just ...
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Car not starting after week of sitting in cold temperatures

Three weeks ago I bought an '03 Honda Civic. It's been running well so far, but I let it sit outside without using it for a week and a half in 10 to -10 F temperatures. After this, the car wouldn't ...
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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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hard starting when hot

1995 Toyota Tacoma 4 cylinder 2.4 liter Since I've owned this first year Tacoma, it is hard to start in the summer after shutting it off 3 times in a day. No problems in the winter, no problems in ...
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No start my infiniti i 30 with no lights coming on dashn

While driving I stopped at the store turned the car to accessories. A couple minutes later I tried starting it up and it wouldn't turn over. I didn't use the jumper box figuring the battery was dead ...
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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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My bike has a strange problem involving the lateral stand

I have a pretty old Kawasaki ZZR 250 and it has a strange "starting" problem that manifested over the last two years: If it's hot outside, in summer season for example, the bike has no ...
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2012 Honda Fit Won't Start - No Accessory power, only dash lights

Car won't start; when I attempt to turn the key, there's no turning over or clicking of any kind. No accessories come on (A/C, radio, etc.), but the interior lights will turn on. They seem slightly ...
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No lights or radio; won't turn over. Battery is fine

I have a 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500. My buddy replaced my fuel pump recently, and while he was dropping the tank he broke a fuel line, so replaced that as well. About 4 days afterwards, my check ...
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Bypassing immobiliser in a 1999 Subaru Forester

I have two paddock/farm vehicles. One is a 1998 Forester (black), auto, EJ20, no ignition immobiliser. The other is a 1999 Forester (green), manual, lo-range, immobiliser. Neither came with a FOB or ...
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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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Why does my automatic vehical allow the engine to start while enganged in drive

I have a 2000 honda passport that has n automatic transmission, it doesnt catch gears but once in a blue moon it will drop into gear.. it will slowly move and finally catch if I force rev it which is ...
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2007 Dodge Caliber Won't Start, Cranking Sounds Odd

We've got a 2007 Dodge Caliber that suddenly won't turn over. I thought it was the battery, measured the voltage with a multimeter at 11.7v and replaced it but the problem persists. It doesn't seem to ...
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BMW 2007 530xi starts and dies after a few seconds

A few days ago I replaced my upper coolant hose due to a leak. After replacing the hose, I decided to pour distilled water in the coolant reservoir ( so that I don't just waste any coolant ) just to ...
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Is there a cable issue that causes a no start?

I have a 4x4 12 titan crew cab. Last couple of months I've been battling a no start that I can't seem to diagnose the issue since it's intermittent. Battery was replaced 6 months ago but for some ...
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My car is not starting will only start with a jump

I have a 2001 Nissan Quest and it will only start by using jumper cables.I have gotten a new battery for it and replaced the alternator but still it will only start with a jump.when trying to start 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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Motorcycle turns but won't start

I have a Suzuki Bandit 1250s. It was standing for about a year, after which I decided to ride it again. But it started giving a problem where it won't start when hot. The engine will turn like it has ...
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power drain and sometimes will not jump

Mercury Grand Marqui 2000. Had issue last winter with needing to be jumped on very cold days. Was fine in summer. This winter the problem returned so I bought a new battery. Still, when car sits for ...
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No Start: Bad starter solenoid, bad wiring, or a defective anti-theft system?

The vehicle is a 2010 Fiat Ducato (x250) 2.3L Turbo Diesel with an old third party Ituran anti-theft system. There are two codes U1602 CAN Line, Bus Off in the Instrument Cluster - intermittent D602 ...
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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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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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My Citroen C3 2010 model has a problem starting all off a sudden

It was due for service and i did not take it in, so immediately when it reached a 1000 km without service it stopped starting. i need to kick start it for me to start it. I'm not sure if its the ...
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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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2007 VW Rabbit went from hard to start occasionally, to not starting. Best places to look?

My VW Rabbit has had issues starting for the past few years. Last week, it stopped starting all together. Here are some of my observations and testings The car did not run rough once it did start ...
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2007 Mark V Golf Electrical issue

My mark v golf is having issues. The car seems fine with key in, and when ignition turned on its still okay, then when you go to start it, there is almost clicking noises coming from the steering ...
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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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Having starting problems of my kia ceed 1.6 crdi model 2010

if someone can help me i would be very glad. I appreciate any helpattempt. The car i am using has difficulties sometimes when starting the engine, independent of the engine temperature sometimes it ...
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Wrong jumper cable intallation

I have a chevrolet captiva 2010 diesel model. The mechanic installed the jumper cables backward. My suv doesn't start anymore.(it doesn't crank) What could be the problem? What should I check? Thanks
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1995 Accord Crank But No Start

I have a 1995 Accord that cranks (turns over) when I turn the key, but it won't start. I bought a new battery but that didn't fix it - same exact symptoms. I gave up and decided to have it towed to a ...
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Hard warm start

I have a 97 Chev K1500 with a 5.7L gas engine. When it is cold it starts right away, when warm it has to crank lots. It runs fine other than this. The fuel injector spider was replaced two years ago. ...
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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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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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Riding mower start issues

Wheel Horse 314 has no response to turning ignition key when temp is below 40 degrees otherwise it start fine. New starter and relay.
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Help !!! 2007 Honda Accord 2.2 diesel not starting intermittently

my Honda Accord has developed an issue where by sometimes it fails to start when the key is turned, it will turn over but not start, the green key light stays Stays flashing on the dash, does this ...
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Handbrake was on while taking reverse [duplicate]

Bought a new tata nexon (automatic) and while trying to take car in reverse from a downward place handbrake was on by mistake, startes noticing burning rubber smell and smoke from bonnet. Immediately ...

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