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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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Engine not starting after melted Ignition Coil

Car: 2004 Honda CRV-EX (the moonroof one) Miles: 220k~ Issue: I had cylinder misfires before on this car and they were fixed with new sparkplugs and ignition coils. Recently I've had more misfires and ...
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1977 Chevrolet C10 Scottsdale v8 5.7

It cranks vigorously but won't start. How do I go about troubleshooting? So far, I've: Changed the battery, Checked all spark plugs and cap Could it be the carburetor?
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Clutch sticking, wait until engine's warm

I drive a 96 Honda Del sol it's got about 200k on the engine. So lately my clutch hasn't been going into first or neutral when I try to start it. There is often very little resistance in the clutch at ...
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Is it bad to idle the car for 5 min or restarting the car?

I know idling the car wastes gas but which is worse, idling for 5 min while I talk to my friend or turning the car off, talk for 5 min, and then restarting again? This can also be applied to idling ...
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Honda Civic Won't Start with New Battery

My 2006 Honda Civic won't start. I noticed it straining to start and I figured it was going to need a new battery. I tried to jump start, but that didn't help. Bought a new battery, and it sounds the ...
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Trying to start a Honda CBR250RR after winter (Also feeling a lot of friction when in neutral)

I have 1991 Honda CBR250RR that has been left sitting for the past few months. Unfortunately I didn't take the proper steps for winter storage before I stopped using it. Tried starting it up a few ...
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Car not starting: How likely that it's the fuel pump?

So I have a 1987 Hyundai Pony that was a little stubborn starting last time, but did run in the end. Then it sat for a couple of weeks. It's kind of cold (but not that cold—I'm in Vancouver). Now ...
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Cranks, but slow to catch. Dies after starting

Recently my 2007 Mazda6 (2.3L I4) has been taking longer and longer to start in temperatures colder than about 5 F (-15 C). The car usually sits overnight for about 12 hours after I get home from work;...
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What is the advantage of start-stop button over turn-key igniton in a car?

I have driven a Skoda Fabia which has turn-key ignition system. When I start the car, there is a whole lot of vibration in the car. When I was in the initial stages of learning car driving, the car ...
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2008 Honda Accord turns over but wont start

I have a 2008 Honda Accord 2.2 Diesel which turns over but won't start. There is 240,000 km on the clock. This issue first occurred about 9 weeks ago. I got in my car to go to work and it kept turning ...
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What happens if you keep starting the car for too long?

If you're starting the engine and it has already started but you keep pressing the key and the starter keeps working while the engine is running. What can this cause?? Could it harm anything?
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Slower Engine Start When “Cold”

I have a 2012 Honda Civic EX (4 Cyl Automatic, 5-speed transmission, Regular Gasoline). I get it serviced regularly and it has around 28k miles. The engine light has never come on. I am noticing this ...
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Engine stumbles upon restart after a few hours of inactivity

This is a 2008 Toyota Vitz. Neither I nor the mechanics I've been to can figure out what’s wrong with my car. Every time I go to a mechanic they tell me a different story and ask me to change ...
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OBD II Scanner refuses to communicate with the vehicle!

All the fuses check out All the relays check out Could I have a faulty ignition switch? Or an open somewhere? How do I go about troubleshooting this? It cycles through all the protocols, finds ...
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2000 Honda Accord - Attempts to start cause lights to go out with no clicking and fails to start

I tried to start my car less than a minute after turning it off last night and it wouldn't turn over... it wouldn't even click. I tried a few times and then let it rest. After a 30 minute phone call ...
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Honda CBR 250 won't start after heavy rains, puttering noise

There has been heavy rain and yesterday I couldn't start my bike. The main and other fuses are not blown. I ride it regularly. Turning the bike on: https://vid.me/pYNw. The high-pitch noise is not ...
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1997 Honda Civic won't start; stuck in park

Last Sunday I was driving home and noticed my dash had no lights and my power windows would not roll up. As I pulled into the driveway to park I tried to put the car in reverse. As I did so the ...
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Manually operating F150 starter motor

The vehicle in question is a 1997 F150 with a broken ignition switch. Inserting the key and turning it just spins. "Fortunately", the switch was left in the "on" position; the steering wheel is not ...
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Hard time starting car, Tried New Battery but issue has returned

First off I have a 2009 Honda Accord EX 4 cyl. with just over 120k miles on it. A couple weeks ago I began having some issues starting the car. The car would try to turn over once or twice then stop. ...
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Battery cuts on a moped when off the kick stand

I have done a valve adjustment on my 50 cc Pantere Fusion moped, and in the process my ground wire to my moped came completely off. I don't know if that's my problem or not though. I adjusted the ...
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Honda Accord sputtering/choking on start

1996 Honda Accord (manual) 200k+ miles is choking on startups, especially after rainfall. Been happening for a few months now, had it inspected recently and the mechanic saw no issue. When starting ...
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Car will not start. ek civic 1996

Honda ek civic 96 model vti-R. Can't seem to turn the car on, battery is still in good as I bought it a month ago. Tried to turn the car on but there is no crank what so ever, just the lights and ...
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1993 Jeep stalls on acceleration, floods, hard to start

My 1993 Jeep Wrangler has about 200,000 miles, in good shape. It usually starts right up, but it's started intermittently flooding, so that I have to crank and crank with the accelerator all the way ...
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Can the starter be bad even if the solenoid appears to work?

2004 Honda Odyssey. Car won't start. Turn the key, lights come on, all dash comes on, normal beep noises. No bad engine light or anything. Solenoid engages. One click only. Turn off car, ...
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Motorcycle: Honda VTR 250 difficulty starting

I have a 2000 model Honda VTR 250. Up until now the bike has been super reliable. However, recently it has been struggling to start in the morning. The engine turns over many times before catching and ...
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Will a BCM prevent a car from starting?

I've been dealing with an issue for over a year wherein my 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix starts sometimes and does not start at other times. I had the issue diagnosed last year by the GM dealership. They ...
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Intermittent stall at idle

I have a 98 Saturn sw2 with a recent problem. Two times now it has stalled while idling and when it doesn't stall it floats near 500 rpms (Usually 750 - 950). The first time, it would start and just ...
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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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honda civic 2000 model

I have a 2000 Honda Civic .... In hot weather, right after work, my car won't start. It just makes a click noise by the relay (solenoid?)... I replaced the battery and it worked fine.... Then, a few ...
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2007 Honda Civic Coupe won't crank

Hey so I have this 2007 civic coupe and when I try to start the car it doesnt click at all. The dash lights come on and that's about it. The battery light, oil pressure light, and a small green key ...
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Car won't start until days later

I have a 1998 Honda Accord with 158k miles on it. This problem started over a month ago now. After parking my car over night, I get to my car only to find out that it won't start. After 2 days, it ...
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Car won't start. What should I try next?

My 1999 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2L OHV is having a hard time starting. Please see the description of the symptoms and what I already tried. I am looking for 2 or 3 more things to try before I give in and go ...
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09 Honda Odyssey No Start

This one was a good one... or at least a little amusing... lack of pictures on this one it was cold and not fun being outside. 09 Honda Odyssey 3.5l comes in and doesn't start. Engine cranks over, ...
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2000 Buick Century not running after spark plug change

I had someone come look at my car (big mistake I should have done I it myself). He said the spark plugs needed to be changed and while he was changing them he was revving the engine. He didn't put the ...
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Intermittent fault with engine start inhibitor on Citröen C3

I have a Citroen C3 Exclusive semi-automatic. The problem is that you need to put some pressure on the brake pedal before you can start the engine. I have just had home start who didn't listen to a ...
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Switched battery terminals when installing, 2008 Chevy Cobalt

2008 Chevy Cobalt LS I was installing a charged battery and accidentally put the positive wire on the negative terminal and then as soon as I touched the negative wire to the positive terminal I ...
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Engine repeatedly dies at shorter and shorter intervals this cold morning, finally won't start

I have Pontiac Grand Am 2004. It's been needing some regular maintenance, but other than that runs mostly fine. When I went out to start it this morning, it started fine. I went to start brushing snow ...
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2002 Ford Explorer won't start

I've had it for about two years now, and didn't have this problem until recently. At one occasion after a long trip it wouldn't start after parking for a few minutes.. the next morning it fired right ...
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Remote Starter/Bypass Module Issue - 1999 Buick Regal [Viper 4103XV and XpressKit PLJX Bypass]

I have a 1999 Buick Regal that I installed a Viper 4103XV remote starter [3/4 installed, anyway :)] and XpressKit PLJX bypass module in. I've yet to be able to get it to start consistently is the #1 ...
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Left car running with heat on; now won't start - need help diagnosing situation

I left my 2014 Hyundai Elantra running with the heat on for about 80 minutes (having intended only 30 or so), with the intention of helping dry out the backseat after an incident with a rainstorm and ...
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Clicking sound when trying to start

We haven't driven this car much in the last month, so it's been sitting in our back yard. Yesterday we tried to start it up, but it is making a clicking sound while turning the key in the ignition, ...
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Diesel Yaris doesn't start very well after an alternator change?

I have recently changed the alternator after it died in my diesel Yaris. I have done about 150 miles with the new alternator however it still doesn't start very well. It now takes 1 long or sometimes ...
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1994 Toyota will not start or crank, but the key dings. What could this be?

Our 1994 Toyota Corolla sat for about 2 weeks without starting. Yesterday, it started and we moved it in order to repair a hose to the radiator. Today, we tried to start it again, but it will not ...
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2013 Honda Accord clicking repeatedly on its own?

I come home at 2:30 today. Two hours later, I go out to the garage to find my car clicking repeatedly while the parking lights flicker in unison with the clicks. I hadn't even gotten into my car yet....
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BMW E60 (525d M Sport 2005 UK). Cranking but not starting. Fuel Pump/Relay issue?

Background: Long term bad earth problem has been causing iDrive to crash and reboot for years. Bad earth seems to drain the life of the battery over a period of a few years. On my 3rd battery now. ...
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Automatic: revs dropping then stalling when stopped at lights

Kia Sedona 2012 automatic. Drove 180 miles on a full tank of fuel without any problems. Started the car the next day and it didn't start cleanly but did eventually. Was waiting on the drive with the ...
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2007 Hyosung GT250R not starting, some repairs have been made

Hoping to find some good advice on fixing my (above mentioned) motorcycle. I'll try to keep it brief but with as much details as I can. I had an issue with the bike and it sucked up some varnish from ...
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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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Hard Start 2007 VW Rabbit 2.5L

Warm weather (above 50F/10C) after sitting awhile car needs to be cranked 5+ seconds or more. Definitely air in fuel line as about 1/2 mile down road car stutters for a bit. Every time. Cold weather ...
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2002 Mazda B3000 (Ford Ranger) Not Turning Over, Flickering Lights

Two days ago I noticed that my car was having trouble turning over. When I would attempt to start the car, the lights would flicker on the dash and I would hear the car trying to rev but never ...

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