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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Trying to find an answer for my 92 Dakota not turning over

I've changed the neutral safety switch and checked the wiring from the battery to the starter and the it still nothing but i can start it off the solenoid and it runs like a charm any suggestions
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Motorcycle no crank, no start TVS RR310 (BMW G310)

Motorcycle was in running state, then at the end of the day, I got a low battery signal. The motorcycle wouldn't start, I tried recharging the battery and it started running fine but got the low ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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