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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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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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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Motorcycle won't start without jumping the solenoid

If my bike wont start but does start when I use the wrench on the solenoid trick; does that mean I need to replace the solenoid? I'm having trouble working this out as I'm new to mechanics and trying ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why would my Toyota Corolla die soon after starting it?

I have a 1996 Toyota Corolla DX with about 200k miles on it. It runs good for the most part, but recently had a problem where it would not start. Napa tested my alternator, which failed, so I ...
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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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Engine will not start after battery and terminal replacement

My standard 2011 Kia Soul’s positive battery terminal became very corroded and after having to jump it in order to get it to start, I took it to Walmart for a new battery. After they replaced the ...
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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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