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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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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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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Honda Activa 5g need plenty of kicks even with choke when cold start

I bought Activa 5g a month ago. Since purchase facing cold start issues. My use is very occasional. When I use it regularly, it start with 4-5 kick/self with choke. But when I don't use it for an ...
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Car won't start if the battery has been on for ~5 minutes

I have a 2006 Honda Accord, and my car battery is not too old (1-2 years). The car starts fine, I don't normally have issues with it. However if I turn off my engine and sit in my car with the battery ...
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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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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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2005 VW Golf battery/PCM

I was replacing the PCM in my golf, and ‘someone’ forgot to disconnect the battery. So after I pulled out the pcm and put the other one in. My car will not start. Are there any solutions to get 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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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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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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Honda Civic SI 2008 Starting issues

So I started having this issue quite a while back where when I try to start my car, the lights in the instruments panel go dead and start flickering real fast and holding the key to the start position ...
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Barn find 74 Volkswagen Super Beetle Hydrolocked?

This VW has been sitting up for about 4-5 years and I'm looking to get this thing going again. I've replaced the drive belt on it, changed the oil, and I'll need to get a new battery but for now am ...
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2008 Toyota Corolla doesn't start when key moved forward to “start” position

When I went to leave work tonight, the car wouldn't start. I've tried two known good keys, and cleaning the battery posts and cables where they connect to the posts. There has been no indication the ...
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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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1982 Virago 750 starting problem; not starter problem but carburetor problem

Recently restored my 82 Virago which has ~80,000 miles. Have been around states 3 times. Ever since new, to start cold I would only have to engage choke lever all the way and give no turns on the ...
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nothing when i turn key.. silent.. no lights nothing

i have replaced the starter, alternator, battery, voltage regulator was running great then the next morning I went to turn the key I could not even unlock the doors, close windows, nothing. no sound ...
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Wood chipper engine won't start after being turned on side

I have a Merry Mac LSC wood chipper (similar to https://www.mackissic.com/product/mighty-mac-leaf-shredder-chipper-lsc/). I made the mistake of turning it on its side to remove debris from the blade. ...
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Not Replacing Car Starter

I have a problem with my car starter. I believe this was a problem on my car starter since I have a mechanic who went to my office and have it check. He says the battery is ok. When I start the car, ...
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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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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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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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Grinding sound during cold start?

I have a 2009 Honda Accord with automatic transmission. Over the past several months, I've noticed a grinding sound immediately after cold-starting the engine. It only lasts for a fraction of a ...
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Grinding noise on startup 2010 Honda Fit

2010 Honda Fit, Manual Transmission. 84,000 miles On cold starts (the weather is also cold here if that is important) there's this prolonged noise after the noise of the engine turning over that's ...
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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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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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My Polo wont start when it has been parked in the sun

Everytime when I park my Polo 2004 model in the sun, it refuses to start or even when I have driven for a long distance. Despite the dashboard lighting up, the engine does not crank when I try to ...
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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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Royal Enfield Thunderbird shutting down on acceleration?

I own Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350. It's getting on in one kick, and will be on as it is untill I don't off it, but as I touch accelerator it will be off. One other issue(not sure if its related), if ...
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Car won't turn over on good battery and starter

The car is a 2007 Mazda6 3L which I parked overnight and won't turn over in the morning anymore. I did some preliminary diagnostic and ruled out some possibilities: The battery is full, 12.4 V. The ...
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‘93 Yamaha SR125 Starting Issues

So I recently acquired a ‘93 Yamaha sr125. It passed its MOT in 2017 and was running for a while but has now been sat for over a year. I’ve replaced the battery, stripped and cleaned the carb. I ...
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2005 Mercury Montego securilock appears stuck

I've got a 2005 Mercury Montego that wont turn over. You would think the thing is complete dead, lights don't turn on, power locks don't work, but the battery is full. What does happen though is a ...
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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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Car doesn't start

My Honda crv 2008 model just went off while driving and it doesn't start anymore. It doesn't show up the oil, battery and key light anymore. The diagnosing machine doesn't pick up any fault and we ...
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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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How do I fix up a 2001 Buell Motorcycle that has been sitting for 2 years?

The bike I had been handed down has not been up and running for at least 3 years. I am afraid to start it because it hasn't been maintained for a while and I also don't know what to expect. I read ...
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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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2008 Suzuki gsxr 600 no power

Okay so I've been deployed for about three and a half months so my bike has not moved nor started for that long. When I got back I tried to start it and everything acted properly but nothing would ...
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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid — starting problems if not recently (12hours!) driven

I have a 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid. About a year ago, I noticed it had starting problems if not recently driven in the last few days, like when I'd come back from a vacation or if I didn't drive it ...
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How do I start the chinese electric motorcycle that I purchased from China?

I purchased a electric motorcycle from China but, after removing the bike from the shipping carton and inserted the key there wasn't any power and once I connected it to the charger provided the bike ...
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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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1987 Yamaha Riva XC125 starts high then falls to low rpms and stalls out slowly after a rough idle

Intro: Hi guys, I wanted to start by letting you all know that I'm new to motorcycles and just vehicle repairs in general and this is my first bike. I believe I have reached the point where my lack of ...
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Car Does Not Start Periodically

My 2004 Mercury Sable LS randomly does not start. I turn the key and nothing happens. I have called AAA twice to jump the battery and they tested the system twice. The results are that the battery ...
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Car starts then won’t start for a few tries

I have a 2016 Ford Escape SE that will not start on some days but then on others it will start just fine, like today it started just fine after sitting all night but when I was leaving work to get ...
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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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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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Mini bike coleman ct200u wont start and kick backs when i pull the string

Mini Bike coleman ct200u wont start i bought it off facebook market place i went to look at it he says it takes usually 3 pulls for it to start and he showed me the choke off gas on and kill switch ...
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AUDI A4 1.8T automatic 2008

So this is my first time here as I've only just bought a second hand Audi A4 On purchase I was made aware the car had new bearings and an oil pump replaced and that the car only starts up on 2nd or ...

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