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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98 Chevy S10 not starting

98 Chevy S10 tries to turn over then it dies , new battery and had it tested , head lights dim when trying to start, could not get it started with jumper cables but when hooked directly to fuse box it ...
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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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Would cold temperatures affect a neutral safety switch? (Manual transmission)

Trying to troubleshoot my 92 Subaru Legacy manual transmission starting issues. Car wont crank/start most mornings, even if its only about 50 degrees F. Replaced battery, starter, and alternator ...
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My Chrysler 300C drove through high water now won't start

I drove through a puddle of water. No problems I went home shut it off. Waited a couple hours tried to drive again. Started for a few seconds and shut off did that three times now it won't turn over ...
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My Scooter is not starting

My Scooter,Activa is not starting. Accidentally I kept my ignition on for 2 days What to do? Please help. Thanks in advance
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No Crank, no Start

2003 Honda CRV, was having slow or hard to start. Now no crank and no start. The battery and starter was taken out of car tested good at two different auto parts stores. I replaced the ignition switch ...
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My 2003 Dodge grand carvan

MY van has been doing this thing where I'll go to start it and I have to turn the key 5 or 6 times before it turns on. (note) it does make one clicking sound everytime I turn the key to start it (...
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Honda Accord not starting

My 04 Honda accord 2.4L die randomly at a light. And now it won't even start. All it does is a clicking sound. I've replaced the starter and the alternator. Tested the battery and nothing has fix it. ...
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The engine start just fine, but when I try to get on the road the engine shuts off when I accelerate

On a Chinese Scooter 50cc Bash, my engine start fine, but when I try to get on the road the engine shuts off when I accelerate. On the very bottom of the carburetor there there a line and I don't know ...
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2004 Accord 4 Cyl Won't Start

I have an 04 Accord that wont start. There have been two times the past month or so when it was like -20 degrees out and I had to jump it to start. The other day, its like 40 degrees, and it wont ...
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I have replaced my starter and battery car won’t start

I have a 2015 Hyundai Elantra gt. I replaced the starter last fall and the battery a week ago. My car wouldn’t start today after attempting to jump it. Anyone have any suggestions as to why it’s just ...
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2009 Hyundai Accent not starting after replacing crank shaft sensor

My car died on the road last Thursday with a P0345 code. This indicated the crankshaft position sensor was faulty. Replaced the sensor and now the car does not start. There are no codes presented now ...
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Please help no one knows what's wrong

I have a 2008 Chevy Equinox went to start it and nothing no sounds nothing all lights and gauges work battery is fully powered had it towed to garage and they said it was starter so we replaced it ...
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Honda Civic hybrid won’t start with new battery

I have a 2007 Honda Civic hybrid that I just got a new battery put in. After the battery was placed in my car I was able to drive home. The next day when I went to start my car everything went black ...
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Bajaj pulsar 150 cc doesn't start

I tried to start my bajaj pulsar after a 500 km ride but it doesn't start even with kick start and also self start. I saw battery symbol blinking for a while, could it be a battery issue?
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Car hesitant to start

I’ve got a car that is hesitant to start. 3 weeks ago it broke down unexpectedly. The mobile mechanic squirted some engine cleaner into it which got the engine to catch, but it cut out again after ...
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My mercedes 2012 not crank ( don’t start engine )

My mercedes 2012 if i leave it for 30 minute and when i try to start the engine, it not start and bettery is okay and dashboard lights are okay and head lights are okay. So what is the problem?!
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Pisa 150cc scooter

My scooter doesnt want to start anymore, i bought a new plug and checked the carburetor and tried to start it but it seems like my battery has no power, so I charged it but it still did the same thing ...
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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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Vw jetta 15 intermittent start

I've been having this issue with my car. The car doesn't want to start after I drive it and let it sit for 45 mins to an hour 30 mins. It cranks it just the last push to start driving, that doesn't ...
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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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Sonata slow to start went inside it ran for around a 1/2 hr went outside and it stalled out,

Started Car went inside and returned 1/2 later its 5 degrees out the car stalled, the blower was still on and the car was still warm. All dashboard lights were on and so was the TPMS light with a ...
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Replaced starter, alternator, fuse still won’t start

We have replaced the starter, alternator, and fuse and the car still won’t start. When we put the alternator in it started and ran twice. Now it wont, so we put another battery in it, still wont start....
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2005 nissan Altima often will not start on the first try. Any ideas why?

Lately when I try to start the car for the first time it will not start. It clicks once but will not turn over. It may start the next time or sometimes it will take 2 or three times of the same thing ...
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My 07 Nissan Pathfinder won't start but lights still work

My 07 Nissan Pathfinder won't start, all lights turn on (headlights, dashboard) radio and fan work. There's no noise when I turn the key to start the truck, what can it be? It completely shut down
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Why won't my 96 Honda Civic Coupe start

I was driving my 96 Civic when the battery arced out and blew the main ECU fuse under the hood I replaced the fuse and now everytime I turn the ignition on the running lights turn on won't turn off ...
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Car does not start first time

This is a 1.6 Mk4 Jetta that was losing power.I sent it in for fixing. After it came back the power problem is fixed but the car won't start first time as before the engine overhaul. It starts on the ...
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changing the keys

My mechanic lost the keys to my S80, 1998 model. And then replace it with another key yet it still cannot start because he said there's a code needed to reset the new key so far the automobile ...
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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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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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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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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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Startup glitch or something else?

I hadn't driven my car for a week and just started yesterday. It initially didn't start up(but you could hear it trying) but then started up fine and I drove it for about 7 miles. After stopping I ...
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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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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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Ignition Coil Not Working With Points/Stator Current

I have an Ignition Coil connected to a points and the motors stator. I have tested both with leds and the power generated by kicking the motor over blew both, the stator produced a solid light and the ...
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Gray smoke went black and then impossible to start the engine

I just had a breakdown of my car, I was driving on the highway at 120km / h for about 15 or 20 minutes when I saw gray smoke emerging behind from the rear, I stopped right away, when I came out of ...
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Wiring an advancer to an ignition coil

An image for reference: Ignition Coil Leftmost (1 pin) Advancer second from left (1 pin) Gearbox second from right (4 pin) Battery Rightmost (4 pin, Positive, negative and a loopback) I have ...
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Weird high pitch grinding noise coming from car when starting/moving?

I have a 2013 Honda Accord and had this weird high pitched grinding noise coming from the front. It is much more at cold starts and makes this noise regardless whether I am stopped, moving or braking. ...
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Scooter start problem

My scooter has run 7600 km and after a service 3 days ago it now stops while riding. I have had it stop in the middle of the road. It is very difficult to then self start it. What could be the ...
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My truck won't start when the weather gets warmer

I checked this post, but it doesn't seem to indicate much regarding my issue: weather causing power loss But I have the following vehicle: Ford Ranger, 2003, 4.0 SOHC Engine Often when the weather ...
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2000 Volvo S40 startup pronlem

I tried to start my car today but I didn't want to start, last time I drove it it worked fine. The video at the bottom shows how it sounds at startup. -3/-4 degrees celsius at the time this happened. ...
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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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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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Troubleshooting: Startup/Ignition

What factors influence ignition, during startup? Relatively modern vehicle; little over 10 years old. Owned since new. No history of related problems. Recently began to display intermittent failure ...
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Finding an elusive parasitic draw…?

This has been bothering me for a year now! Once a month I would go and start my car and it would hesitate to start and I would hold the key on start until it starts all the way up. Battery is good, ...
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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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Car hesitates when starting on a cold start

Sometimes when I start my car it hesitates, like an extention of its normal starts.. it doesn't make a ticking noise so it's not the battery I've had that and the alternator checked already. I took ...
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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 ...