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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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2004 Toyota Corolla does not start with key

For more than ten days, I can not start my car with the key. It does start without problems with the remote starter. So, I think the problem is with the ignition switch. One more thing, the key turns ...
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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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1998 Nissan Sentra (automatic): Hard/No (Re)start, Intermittent Stalling, Jerky Acceleration

In an attempt to be as detailed and thorough as I could be in order to correctly and potentially definitively diagnose the issue(s) plaguing the vehicle in question, this post is very long. ...
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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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VW Passat diesel fails to start when the engine is warm [closed]

My car will start OK when cold, on the first or second attempt. It will start on the 1st attempt if the engine has been running, and the engine has only been shopped for a few minutes. However if ...
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Diesel engine suddenly doesn't start and returns to normal without aparent reason

I have a Ford Fiesta 1.4 tdci 2003 that was working without issues since yesterday. Just stopped at house after work to eat, 2 hours later I went to the car and it wouldn't start. I tried hard but ...
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Saab 9-5 has problems starting

I am not a car mechanic so please excuse my ignorance but... my manual Saab 9-5 has increasing problems starting. The symptoms are as follows. When I turn the ignition the lights on the dashboard ...
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Ignition key sticking - key problem or lock problem?

The ignition key for my 2000 Camry has symmetric teeth, and it has always worked when inserted either way. A few months ago the ignition lock started sticking periodically, and I discovered that it ...
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2006 Kia Sedona intermittently not starting

What could be causing my (non-)starting issues? Occasionally (once every two weeks or so) when the keys are inserted and turned to the start position, nothing happens. No noise, no dome lights dimming ...
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2001 honda civic failing to start when hot

my 2001 honda civic is giving me problem: When starting from cold in the morning, the car starts at one click but when driven for a while with the engine at temperature, if I stop and turn off the ...
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Which car parts require more energy than the starter?

Today, my car didn't start. I think that the crank was turning over because I could hear the loud sound a car makes just before starting up but the car was not starting. I called a mechanic. He ...
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Car starts fine cold or warm, but has trouble inbetween

I have an 1980s Porsche 924. It starts perfect when cold or warm, but if you leave it for about 15 minutes, starting it can be a real pain. I looked into this and found out that there is a diffrent ...
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VW Golf TDI makes a 'sneezing' sound on startup

I really don't know how else to describe it. Car has no issues starting or running, but for about the last 2 months every time I cold start it, the engine makes a sharp, high-pitched noise like a ...
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Chevrolet Aveo won't start (codes: P0340, P2106, P2110, P2101)

Two months ago my Chevrolet Aveo 2007 had intermittent interior and exterior light flickering problem that was especially noticeable while idling or driving at low speeds. Also, one morning the car ...
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Damage from the Brief No Oil Pressure after Oil Change on Start Up

I was taught to fill the oil filter most of the way when doing an oil change. Usually, by the time I put the oil filter back on, I'm pretty annoyed and just put the empty filter on. I do put a light ...
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2005 Chevy Cobalt won't start, sounds like a machine gun

I haven't driven my car in about a week, and when I went to try and start it today, it would not start. It has enough battery to play the radio and whatnot, so I'm not sure if it's a battery related ...
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Scooter won't start

My friend has a Chinese 50cc scooter "VIP Future Champion" that won't start. He let the battery run down when it was still operable, over a year ago, and when he finally replaced the battery, it ...
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What's causing no power steering until 5-10 seconds after startup?

I've got a 2014 Toyota Corolla with a power steering system that doesn't kick in until 5-10 seconds after I've started the car. After sitting a few seconds, the power steering goes from nothing to ...
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What is the difference between a normal battery and a maintenance free battery in a 2 wheeler segment

What is the difference between a normal battery and maintenance free battery. Is a maintenance free battery really free of maintenance or just it requires less no of charge cycles. I currently own a ...
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Why does the starter motor not start on my 2003 Nissan Primera?

I have a 2003 Nissan Primera, Diesel which has been working without any issues. Last night I drive it 40 miles, parked, then tried to use it 2 hours later but couldn't start the engine. Now, when I ...
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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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MK2 Golf 1.3 1985 cuts out after starting

I have a 1.3 VW Golf running a Pierburg 2e3 carb which has been off the road for at least 7 years. The problem I currently have is that the engine immediately cuts out when the key is in the run ...
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1989 s10 Blazer Cold Start issues

I have a 1989 S10 Blazer. The temperature here in Calgary drops to -30c during winter. It started up fine during the first week of this awful weather, but now it seems to struggle quite a bit. So I ...
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What would keep my 2007 Pontiac Torrent from starting?

I have a 2007 Pontiac Torrent. Sometimes my car won't start. When I turn the ignition it will just click, but when I turn the wheel a little it will crank. Could it be the starter? I just got a new ...
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Starting 6 HP outboard with cordless drill/driver

I have a Honda BF6 outboard that only gets started each summer. Before winterizing, I drain the fuel etc., but it is still very difficult to start the 1st time in the summer. I can remove the cover ...
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Engine Turns but won't start

It's an old Renault 4-cylinder carburetor engine in a boat. I don't know much about engines so let me know if I'm not including important information. The boat is old but new to me. I drove it for ...
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Carburetor question, attempting snowblower repair

I have a Craftsman Snowblower, model 247.889702. Unit is a few years old, and I can't get it to start. Unfortunately, I left gas in it one winter and over the summer and of course when I tried to get ...
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One Key Starts, Two Others Don't

As of yesterday, my wife's key no longer starts our 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe. The key turns fine, all electrical accessories work, but the starter is never engaged. My key (an original) works fine. I ...
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Car Battery Loses Connection During Cold Weather

Background: I've been having an issue with my car recently where the battery will "die" when I attempt to start my car the morning after an extremely cold night (<32 F). I drive a 2013 Hyundai ...
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Just changed motor 2.5 subaru outback starts and runs good. No power after warms up. No codes

After replacing the engine in a 2007 outback 2.5l. The engine starts fine warm and cold. The engine has plenty of power cold but loses power as the car warms up. I've been swapping sensors and even ...
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Honda Civic won't start after sitting in the sun, but fine if parked in the shade

A friend of mine has a 2000 Honda Civic iSR 1.6L MTX with D16Y8 engine. This is a European model and is NOT OBDII compliant. All the following is based on a conversation I had with him. I haven't ...
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Starting my Honda Accord in Michigan winter?

I bought a Honda Accord LX 2010 model, and I live in Detroit where -10C temperature is an everyday thing. I was advised by my friend to start the engine and let the rpm drop down a bit after which I ...
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Car will not start Sometimes?

Hey i just wanted to ask about my girlfriends car she has been having problems with for over a year.. we had it checked but they always say nothing is wrong (usually because the car starts when they ...
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Ford KA won't start

I tried to start my 2007 Ford KA this morning but it makes a very high pitched screeching sound. Almost like a grinding. The car won't start at all. Could you please advise on what this could be? ...
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Mazda 3 wont start

I owe Mazda 3 4 door AT 2011 model Gasoline Engine, and I have got it second hand. The total Kilometers on the dash is around 20K. Last night I drove may car from my office to home which is around 4KM,...
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truck will not start

2000 F350 Diesel will not turn over. Replaced Fender mounted solenoid and batteries and it still just clicks. Had the starter tested and it tested good. Still just clicks, could it be the starter ...
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Intermittent no crank issues

My girlfriend has 2003 VW Beetle (2.0L, 5-speed manual). Sometimes, when you turn the key to crank over the car it tries to turn over but then hits a wall. No clicking happens at all. It starts to ...
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If the engine starts and keeps running, is my fuel pump okay?

I have an '06 GMC Canyon and I had it not starting in a parking lot last night. The starter was turning, but the engine would never actually turn over and start. There was an old timer that came by ...
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Intermittent start on hot days with 1992 Honda Civic

This happened twice last summer, and twice this summer. On very hot days ~90F, only after my car has been sitting in the sun all day (so, right after work), it won't start. The first time I thought ...
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Car Starting Itself

I've got a 2010 Subaru Impreza with an automatic car starter that's been installed for about 3 years. For some reason, the car has started itself twice in the past couple of hours, for no apparent ...
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Car Hard Start - in Cold Weather only

Greetings: I own a 2003 Ford Explorer Limited V6 4 Flex Fuel with around 142K miles. About 6 months ago, I notice my truck would have a hard start. (Hard as, it wont turn over. All the lights come on,...
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2006 Nissan Altima Not Starting When Engine Is Hot

If I drive it for a while, it will not start back up until it cools down. The engine is not running hot, it turns over when trying to start, it just will not start until it cools down. I have been ...
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Suzuki Marauder gz125 fried wiring on ignition/starter circuit

My son has his first bike Suzuki Marauder 125 2004. Long story short no problems apart from flat battery due to lights left on. Battery on charge so decided to refit passenger saddle and panniers ...
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2010 Hyundai Tucson Intermittently Stalling After Starting

My wife drives a 2010 Hyundai Tucson. Back in March or April it died on her while starting it up. It cranked fine, ran for 5-10 seconds, and then stalled. She was able to then start it up again and it ...
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Are there some kinds of modern car, which cannot be bump-started?

Over the weekend I had a situation where a 2010 VW Golf Diesel had a flat battery. I had a nice long but gentle hill to let it roll down, so I attempted a bump start, which didn't work. When starting ...
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Honda Civic- no start-no crank

I have a 1989 Honda Civic DX Hatchback. I tried to start the vehicle after running it for some time. It did not start. When I turn the ignition switch, the battery light comes on (normal) and brake ...
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Starting fluid, does it require a spark or autoignite?

If a four stroke gasoline engine (inline-four, digital fuel injection) starts with starting fluid (but not without it, and stops firing when the spray is removed), is this an indication that the spark ...
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Diesel engine won't start when hot

My Ford forgo 2012 diesel refuses to start after driving long distances, but it usually starts well when it is cold. What could be the problem?
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2002 Honda Civic suddenly not starting (with clicking noises) & not responsive to power keys

Just this morning I drove the car for about 50 miles with no problems at all. At around 6pm, I entered and tried to start the car, but it wouldn't start: There were loud, weird clicking noises ...
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2004 Hyundai Sonata GLS won't start

My 2004 Hyundai Sonata will not start. This has happened a few times now but previously the car would crank, run for a short time and then cut off. We have had the fuel pump replaced as well as the ...

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