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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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2007 jeep liberty 3.7 only start I completely remove "any" sparkplug from cylinder then ground,

Only starts take out any one plug then ground to alternator starts right up, thought had to be bad ground so grounded from battery to engine block still won't start with all six plugs in Jeep Liberty ...
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Manual 2009 Civic Si Doesn't Start (Initially Intermittent)

Problem: About 5 times, I would leave the car for a brief time (~5-15) mins after driving, and when I came back, it wouldn't start. It would randomly start again either immediately or after leaving it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2012 VW Jetta Intermittent Start

My wife and I have a 2012 VW Jetta w/ 100K miles on it. We have an issue where the car will not start when we drive it and then let it sit for an hour or two, but will start fine after sitting for ...
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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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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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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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Motorcycle ran briefly after swapping spark plugs, now won't run

My bike died on me the other day. It had been running fine prior but on the day it died the acceleration was acting funny, slowing down intermittently. I was able to get it running by swapping out all ...
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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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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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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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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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2012 Toyota Corolla won't start

I am having a problem with my 2012 corolla. I drove it out on a rainy morning at a point the car could accelerate and I parked, and I invited my mechanic who helped drive the car to his workshop. On ...
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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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Opel Corsa 1.7dti utility 2005 Fuel Delivery Problem

I have an opel corsa 1.7dti utility 2005 model. I serviced my car recently and after I serviced the car it wouldn't start. It turned over but it wouldn't start. I primed the diesel filter by pouring ...
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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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Renault Megane 2015 - Will not start - Traction control On

The car was running smoothly till few days ago, however when i tried to start it today, it wouldn't. On pressing the Start button, it just sort of drains the lights on the dash and the next second, 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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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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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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Bike is not starting after 1-2 days of sitting idle

My bike is an Activa 3G. It is a one month old bike. I use the bike only once in 2-3 days or sometimes alternate days. So it will be in an unmoved condition for 2-3 days wholly and sometimes 1 day ...
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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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Peugeot 406 automatic to manual conversion

After having done all I know to do in converting my 406 automatic to manual it won't start. I am lost as to what to do with the automatic gearbox electrical loom hanging loose. How do I go about it ...
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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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