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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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2008 Honda Civic turned over slowly but didn't start on first attempts, now dead even when attempting to jump

My 2008 Honda Civic has been turning over slowly, but failing to start on the first couple attempts to start it lately. Sometimes it'll start first try, but typically it needs multiple attempts. My ...
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RE Classic 350 starting problem

RE classic 350 shuts down after few seconds of starting. Then it's next to impossible to start either with self or kick starter. Self doesnt make any triggering sound. After kicking turning on and off ...
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Car doesn't start, how can I make sure the problem is because of the battery?

I have a 2008 highlander. Yesterday I started the car and it was OK with no sign of weak battery. But today it didn't start. I want to know if there is any battery alarm on the dash to check if the ...
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Hard Start / Cranking No Start After Cold Overnight, or Immediately after Fueling

I have a Hyundai Accent 2009 I've been having trouble with for the last few months. Vehicle has about 80k miles on it. Basically, problem originated in the summer. Vehicle would start fine, but ...
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My car randomly won’t start

Don’t know if my transponder is going out in my key or if it’s a fuse can some one help. When I try to start the car the millage area goes from numbers to dashes - - and the starter never turns.
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Engine stops in a second after starting, battery indicator light turns on, dashboard gauges drop to zero; works normally at the second start

The vehicle is 2006 Peugeot Partner Combi Van 1.9D. This problem has been occurring intermittently for a year. The last time was at the end of September; it occurred once a month mostly, more than ...
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2008 pt Cruiser Mil Off Spark Ignition

08 PT Cruiser mil Off Spark Ignition plus p0700 & p0562. The battery & alternator are fine and starter good. I changed the timing belt and afterwords my car would not start. So I got a newer ...
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2008 Chrysler Sebring 3.5L 6 Cylinder - Hard Start when Warm

I have a 2008 Chrysler Sebring 3.5 L 6 Cylinder engine. It starts right up when cold. If I try to start the vehicle when warm, it seems to take a while to start, approximately 5 seconds of cranking. ...
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2009 Honda Accord Short Scratching Noise

When turning the key, before the engine starts there is a very short scratching noise (fractions of a second). This happens only during the first time it is started. The sound does not persist. Other ...
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After starting 2008 Suburu Tribeca, revs drop when idling after tapping on accelerator

After starting a 2008 Suburu Tribeca (automatic), the engine idles at around 1600rpm. Even if I leave it for a few minutes, the revs don't change. But, if I even slightly tap the accelerator, the revs ...
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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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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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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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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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Chevrolet Matiz doesn't start first time in day

I have a 2008 Chevrolet Matiz car, 3-cylinder 0.8L engine with the following symptoms: Start hard the first start of the day (after 10-12 hours) then start each time from the first, if the interval ...
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2001 Avalon requires a lot of power to move

From a stop, I have to press the gas pedal down and the RPMs to about 2500 in order for the car to move. The engine light has gone on, but now it's off and when I take it the mechanic, they can "...
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1995 Accord Ex Battery keeps disconnecting

So my battery keeps disconnecting, and has been for a couple of days now, resulting in the lights on the dash lighting up for a brief moment and then turning back off and not the car not starting. The ...
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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 car wont start then a flame 🙃

Quick background info I have a 2010 lincoln mks , & it is push to start. I tried starting my car multiple times it wouldnt start, just clicking so i looked under the hood to look at my battery and ...
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Why my 1985 Cadillac Deville crank but can't start

Last autumn my cady run perfectly. Then I didn't drive it much during the winter (Nov - Apr), maybe only total less than 50 kms. In may it started have difficulty to start, but when I used spray fluid,...
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2002 Ford focus zts struggling to run/stay on after hitting puddle

I drive a 2002 ford focus zts, it has 188,000 miles. I hit a 1 foot deep puddle, my car drove fine immediately after, I drove about 5 miles and parked it for a couple hours then went to start it and ...
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Car turns over strong and runs fine but struggles to start

my 2000 nissan frontier v6 will run fine, but it struggles to turn on unless I step on the gas pedal and pump at it a bit while starting the car. on a second attempt to start the car, it often will ...
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My Jeep Wrangler won't start

My Jeep Wrangler 1995/4 cylinder/manual was stored for winter and I tried starting it today. It did not start and just made continuous clicking noises. When I jump start using my daily car it is still ...
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When I try starting my Honda it’s hestitant then it starts

I have a 2004 Honda Accord and when I go too start it, it doesn’t Just start right up like it stutters then starts. I took it too Autozone and had them check battery starter and alternator. They are ...
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Car only starts sometimes

My 2003 V6 Mitsubishi VRX Series 2 Diamante Has an issue where sometimes it starts fine and other times it will crank but wont catch, it’ll just sit there making a “nenenene” noise like its waiting to ...
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GY6 with no spark

I have a GY6 chinese scooter with no spark. I went to get on it one morning and it wouldn't start, I assumed I needed to change the spark plug because I hadn't changed it for about a year. I put in a ...
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Starting Chevy Cobalt Is taking a Long Time To Turn Over

I have a Chevy Cobalt, that I've noticed is starting to have a difficult time starting. It still can do it, but anymore, it take about 5+ seconds of cranking for it to turn over. It only seems to do ...
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My pontiac g5 2009 problems with it starting randomly

My pontiac g5 2009 runs great for a couple weeks then all of sudden won't start just clicks...then couple days later fires right up and will run great again for a short time..have changed the ...
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94 Toyota Camry. Car has good starter, battery and alternator yet it won't start. The starter just clicks once but won't turn over the engine

I have a 94 Toyota Camry, that used to run well until last week when the negative battery cable snapped from the terminal and caused the vehicle to lose power and ultimately die. I reconnected the ...
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No start with no cranking

Yamaha V Star 250, Day one, tested the start, drove the bike and listened to engine sounds. All seemed great! Garage kept with under 400 miles, I am happy and pay with cash. Get the bike out of ...
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Why wont my car key turn over?

we got a new battery and starter put on the car but after a couple times driving it, it stops turning over what could this be ? Its a santa fe 2004
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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