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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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Intermittent no start and no crank on Mazda 323 2000 AT

Two months ago, I had a problem on intermittent no start and no crank in my Mazda 323f 2000 AT model. When I brought it to the shop, they found out that the problem was the starter and that the brush ...
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'95 Chevy Blazer suddenly refuses to start

While driving my '95 Chevy Blazer (4.3L V6) on the highway, I pulled off to use a rest stop. The engine was (and has) been running/starting well, and upon returning to leave, the engine would not ...
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Car won't start sometimes

I have a 1996 Honda Accord. It always starts on the first try everyday. It's after I turn the car off it won't restart sometimes. If I sit and wait 2-3 minutes, it will restart. What could be the ...
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98 jeep cherokee wont start. get one click then everything shuts down no more dash lights or nothing

replaced the starter a month or so ago and has started fine, until today.... i turn the key and all power is lost. i tried jumping it, charging the battery, hot wired the starter and still nothing.... ...
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OK to use non-OEM/aftermarket camshaft position sensor?

I have a 2002 2.4L 4cyl Mitsubishi Galant with the error code to replace the camshaft position sensor. The car is having starting issues common with a faulty cam sensor. I know where the sensor is, ...
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Proper crank time for auto start to avoid damage/dead-battery

My '99 Grand Prix has an aftermarket remote-start. When the weather gets around 5°F like it is now, the engine does not start after 0.8 seconds of cranking. The system detects the car is not running ...
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Jetta turns off immediately after starting

So I parked my Jetta ('06 2.5) 2 nights ago, when I went to start it yesterday morning, the starter seems to work fine- turns over, then instead of idling down, it turns off. Must have tried it 5 ...
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Jump starting a car without battery terminals connected

Back around 1978, my wife and I bought an old Fiat 124 sedan. It was at the owner's house and the battery was dead. I disconnected the battery terminals and connected the jumper cables from our car ...
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Blew the radiator cap and now can't start the car, what could it be?

lent my Toyota starlet to a friend today and they broke down. On investigation it appears the bit the radiator lid attached to has blown off. There was very little coolant in it and remnants were all ...
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Popping sounds and engine feels supressed when starting car

I have a Proton Wira 2004, which has the same engine as a 1994 Mitsubishi Colt. The car is fuel injected. Recently, the engine seems suppressed when starting the car. Plus, there are popping sounds ...
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2003 Yamaha 650 V Star won't start

My grand baby got on my bike playing and I'm guessing he flooded it. I went and bought new plugs because the old ones were in bad shape, it ran good. I had just got home from riding it that same day,...
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2004 Malibu not starting

I have a 2004 Chevy Malibu. having starting problem; it turns over and act like it is starting, then dies after a few seconds. Have noticed that it started before,but when i put it in drive it died ...
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How to reprogram an 86 corvette chip key to a new Electronic Control Unit

I just put a new Electronic Control Unit (ECU) in my '86 Corvette. My key seems to be giving the right code, as I get fuel to the rail and spark to the plugs, however, I don't get injector pulse, so ...
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how to start a semi?

the wind is blowing another way but there is a fire near house. cleared all cars in the driveway but there is an abodoned semi parking near the house wondering how to start it. It should be like a car ...
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306 Peugeot Vivante 1.9 diesel won't start – I have changed glow plugs and relay

306 Vivante turbo diesel won't start. It has new glow plugs and relay, exhaust is leaking badly in first section and the turbo is on the way out, but turns good thought it would at least fire up. ...
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1996 Honda Civic won't start

I have a 1996 Civic which was running fine and then stopped. When I turn the key to ON, the dash lights come on. When I turn the key to START the starter turns and the engine turns over but the dash ...
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Toyota Corolla won't start without fiddling with the central locking first

Something's happened recently, and I figured out to start the car, I needed to use the Central locking remote to lock and unlock the car while being inside to turn it on. The button for the remote is ...
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Toyota Sienna 2005 ignition switch issue?

Takes some time to start up Sienna. Have to take out the key, put it back, wiggle it around, eventually it starts. When it just started happening, we took it the Toyota Dealer and they replaced the ...
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Cannot get Kubota tractor engine to fire

I have a Kubota T2080 lawn tractor. It has a basic 2-cylinder gasoline naturally aspirated engine. I let it sit last winter and now that it's the spring, I cannot get the engine to fire. The electric ...
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What are the effects of using HD-30 in a car which takes 5W-30?

I recently changed my oil, and I didn't have quite enough oil to top it off so I used HD-30 oil for my last .7 out of 4 quarts total. My car normally takes 5W-30 and after a little research I figured ...
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Truck won't start

My truck turns over for a second , maybe two and then stops cranking. It will do it over and over. A few days ago my ECM touched a hot battery terminal and that's when it started acting up. Does ...
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Car starts fine after sitting for half a day but has trouble immediately after being driven

I have a ten-year-old car that I don't use too often (it mostly sits in the garage). Last month, I took it for a ride and the engine overheated. I took it to the service station, and the guys there ...
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Motorcycle won't start the second time. Flooding?

My 1990 Suzuki DR350S starts pretty easily and runs fine, but once I have started it up I can't start it the next time unless I let it sit for like an hour. It seems to me like it is flooded. ...
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Doesn't want to start

Some help would really be appreciated. I've got a diesel Renault kangoo 1.5 dci 2006 that is being stubborn. It will start with e-z start without too much trouble. I thought the issue was a blown fuse ...
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Ford Ka mk1 stutters and dies

I'll start by telling that I've posted this very same question on another forum and I had no luck, so I'm trying here to get as many opinions as possible. Also, the car is waiting at the mechanic's ...
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How to troubleshoot a car not starting problem

My car (a 2007 Honda CRV) has been intermittently starting hard, almost like the battery was almost dead but then it kicks in and is fine. About 2 weeks ago I came out to the parking garage after ...
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Engine reving up and then stalling when first starting

When I start my car the revs shoot up to over 2k and then drop back down causing the car to stall. If I keep my foot gently on the gas I can keep the revs up and prevent the stall from happening. ...
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Starting trouble

04 Honda Accord EX doesn't start. Only the dash board lights up when turning the ignition. While nothing happens with the engine. A few days prior, I took the car to Advance auto store...ran battery,...
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Won't Start

I have an '05 Santa Fe with the 2.7L engine that won't start. I bought it this way. Was told that car died and was towed home. Found that alternator was bad. While they were replacing alternator they ...
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1988 RX7 not starting, buzzing

I recently obtained an RX7 and was told it worked fine but would not start due to the clutch going out while it was sitting some wires near the alternator were chewed by rats too, so after the wires ...
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Terracan 2.9 crdi 2004 won't start

While driving I activated the high beam (headlights) and the rpm-meter started flickering for a moment and then dropped down to 0. Stopped the car and shut off the engine for 10 min for other reasons. ...
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Starting issue with 2007 F350 6.0 diesel

Intermittently, when it's cold out and I'm starting starting the vehicle and then shutting it off the vehicle will start to crank while the key is in the off position. With the vehicle in the off ...
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'08 Kia Spectra won't start after head gasket/timing belt replacement

We got this little KIA for a great deal with only 102k miles on it. Probably put less than 1k miles on it before the radiator split open on top, and it quit. (We were driving on the highway with ...
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No ignition lights and spark

I have a VW Golf 3 GSX 1995 carburetor. Yesterday it just died after a few attempts cranking the engine. I noticed the ignition lights were not lighting up. I then checked all fuses: all OK as well as ...
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2004 GMC Yukon Denali, intermittent no crank/no start/no noise

OK, it started doing this a few months back with no rhyme or reason. Before this happened, sometimes would start beeping after engine start. A long 18 beep procession. Don't know if related. When ...
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SMAX Zetec 2.0 TDCi 2010 Plate - Why wont my car start ? (see video)

Car used to start fine 49 out of 50 times but without obvious reason it sometimes struggled to start (as seen in video). This can be on a cold start or a warm start. Happens in warm, cold, wet and dry ...
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2004 ford taurus - screeching sound when attempting to start the car

To start, I know nothing about cars aside from how to drive them. I have a pre owned 2004 ford taurus with 60000 miles. Recently, it has been making a screeching noise when I turn the key to start the ...
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2002 Honda Civic not starting

My Honda stopped running, so I took it to a shop to get it fixed. They replaced the fuel pump, spark plugs and put in a new battery. The compression is excellent. Now, it still will not start. It ...
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Long silent delay before Honda Accord 2003 cranks

I have a Honda Accord 2003 car. I have been having an odd problem lately, and I'm not sure what the cause of it is. Generally in the mornings when I go to start the car, it takes several seconds to ...
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Intermittent no start/no crank problem 1989 Toyota Corolla

Have a 1989 Toyota Corolla 4 door manual, 190k miles. Runs great once it starts. Problem is it has an intermittent no start (no crank) problem. Relevant facts: When it happens, I clutch in (in ...
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No spark either side

Engine won't start but turns over. 4 cyl with 8 spark plugs all eight produce no spark while cranking. I have an 1989 ford ranger xlt 2wd 4 cyl. During the crazy cold spell here in northern ...
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My keyless Car won't start after having a flat battery, message:FORD KEY FREE IGNITION PRESS POWER OFF OK

Ford Focus 2011, after flat battery will not start, get the message: FORD KEY FREE IGNITION PRESS POWER OFF OK This is the keyless start version.
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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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VW Jetta 2008 starting problem - idle problem

I have a VW Jetta 1.4tsi 122 (2008) and it has a strange behavior. First of all, a have noticed that it doesn’t keep the same rpm when runs on idle. For example, when I stop at the first traffic ...
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T4 non starting problem

I have a VW T4. It periodically does not start. It will start and drive fine for about a month. Then for about 20 minutes it wont start at all. All the lights come on but the engine will appear dead. ...
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2002 Honda Civic, will not start without maintenance override procedure?

I have a 2002 Honda Civic. This vehicle has been running great for a long time. Right now if I want to start the car I have to use the maintenance override procedure: Push the reset button on the ...
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Difficulty starting car: caused by radiator leak?

OBSERVATIONS 95 Acura Integra LS has been emitted a funny smell of cooked chemicals for the last three days after running the vehicle. Today, there was difficulty starting the car that followed a ...
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Car died at red light and now it won't turn over

I have a 2004 Hyundai Santa few 2.7l v6. I've been having problems with this car for a while now. I've already put some money into it, I got the fuel pump, fuel pump relay, the alternator, ecm, and ...
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Troubleshooting non-functional starter after collision

My 2002 Ford Explorer was in a front end collision. The engine was not damaged. It did push my radiator up against the fan while we were still on the scene. I freed the fan, hit the fuel reset and ...
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Diesel car struggles to start when cold

Recently had the timing belt, water pump, all valves and rocker arms, fuel filter, oil filter, air filter changed on my 2006 Audi A3 8P 2.0 TDI 140. I've had it back for two days now and it struggles ...

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