Possible Reasons Why Your Car Won’t Start

Our vehicles are a huge part of our lives, sometimes we may be running late to resume at work or we may need to reach somewhere urgently, now to make matters worse, your car won’t start. You are turning the key and Nothing occurs. Nearly each vehicle owner has experienced this.

There are numerous things that can go improper along with your auto, however no ought to fear, there is a answer for practically each predicament. What can you do?

Firstly, you need to know that your car not starting fall into 2 categories.

  • The Engine don’t Crack or Crack Slowly
  • The Engine Crack but don’t Run

 

 

[1] WHEN THE ENGINE DON’T CRACK OR CRACK SLOWLY

When your car engine don’t make any sound, the engine make a very low sound then off, below are what you need to look into:

 

{1} BATTERY
  • Check the battery terminals. Open the hood of the vehicle and look over the connections from the battery to the engine. There are two terminals (positive and negative) and both must have clean metal on metal connections in order to transmit electricity sufficiently. Check to ensure both cables are connected and that the terminals aren’t covered in debris or oxidization. Ensure the cables are tight on the terminals and cannot be wiggled or pulled off the battery.
  • Test the battery. Once you’ve checked the battery cables, use a voltmeter to test the voltage in the battery. Turn on the voltmeter and touch the positive (red) lead to the positive terminal on the battery, then touch the negative lead to the negative terminal. If the battery is fully charged, it should read between 12.4 and 12.7 volts. If the battery is dead, try jump starting it. If the battery won’t hold a charge, replace it and try starting the vehicle again.
  • Attempt to jump start the vehicle. If the cables on the battery are secure, use another vehicle to jump start the engine. Connect the two batteries using jumper cables, making sure to use the red cable on the positive terminals and the black cable on the negative terminals. Be sure to connect the positive to the positive and negative to the negative terminals, otherwise you may do serious damage to the vehicle. Some engines have a main fuse just after the battery that will pop if you accidentally switch the cables. You will need to purchase a replacement fuse if you break it.
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{2} ALTERNATOR

If it is not up to snuff, the battery may not charge. Although the alternator could be the culprit, don’t overlook a worn or slipping accessory drive belt. If the alternator fails or the belt breaks, a warning light illuminates. If the charging system output is poor, there may be no warning light. If you have a gauge on your instrument panel, it should show about 14 volts.

Even a perfectly functioning alternator may not recharge the battery during short trips, especially if the headlights, wipers, heater, radio, rear window defroster and heated seats are on.

 

{3} STARTER

A bad starter may give the illusion of a weak battery if it draws more current than the battery is able to supply. It will spin slowly and draw excessive power.

If you hear a grinding clashing sound like trying to shift with a bad clutch, the starter drive gear or the engine’s flywheel (ring gear) may have damaged teeth.

If the starter does not even turn, its relay or solenoid may be shot or the ignition switch could be the culprit.

 

 

[2] WHEN THE ENGINE CRACK BUT DON’T RUN

If the starter cranks the engine most of the time, however the engine refuses to run, the battery, starter and alternator are most of the time in good working condition. The causes lies in other places.

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{1} GAS

If the vehicle is extremely low on fuel or out of gas, add some using a red plastic gas container designed to carry and pour gas into a vehicle’s fuel tank. Gasoline eats through many kinds of plastic, so it is very important you use a container intended to transport it. Screw the nozzle onto the large opening on the can, then open the breather cap on the other side before pouring the gas into your vehicle. The breather cap allows air to travel into the can, permitting the gas to pour out into the vehicle’s fuel tank. Be careful not to spill gasoline on yourself or the paint.

 

{2} FUEL PUMP

There are a few methods you can use to test your fuel pump to see if it is functioning properly. Be sure to check that it is receiving electrical current, then you may want to do a flow test to check the volume of fuel it is sending to the engine. If the fuel pump is not functioning properly, it will need to be replaced. Refer to the service manual for your specific vehicle for instructions on replacing the fuel pump.

 

{3} FROZEN FUEL LINE

It occurs, but not as frequently where ethanol is blended into the fuel. A can of Iso-Heet in the tank may avoid trouble. To avoid water in the tank, which could turn to ice in the lines, keep your tank at least half-full in very cold weather.

Moist air may condense in the fuel tank as the temperature changes and the resulting water settles to the bottom of the tank.

 

{4} FUEL FILTER

Your vehicle may not be getting fuel because the fuel filter is completely clogged. Replace your fuel filter by locating it beneath the vehicle and disconnecting the fuel lines going in and out of it. Remove the filter from the bracket and install a new one to allow fuel to flow to the engine once again. You can purchase replacement fuel filters at your local auto parts store. A severely clogged fuel filter can lead to burning out your fuel pump.

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{5} SPARK PLUGS

Use a spark plug socket to remove the spark plugs in your engine and look them over to diagnose problems that may exist. Remove each plug and inspect them for specific types of damage that may indicate what’s keeping the engine from starting. Tan or grey metal plugs are in good working order. Black or burnt plugs indicate that there is too much fuel going into the engine. Blisters or boiling on the plug indicates that the engine was severely overheated.

If the spark plugs appear to be fouled out, you will need to address the issue that caused them to foul in order to make the engine run properly. Once done, replaced the damaged spark plugs with new ones. Make sure to gap new spark plug properly for your application. You can find the appropriate gap to put into the plug in the service manual for your vehicle.

 

{6} SECURITY SYSTEM

Finally, the electronics of the security system can bedevil drivers. Trying to start the car with the wrong ignition key can lead up to a 20-minute delay.

Similarly, remote keyless entry and remote starting devices have been known to create havoc. Proximity keys have a way of going missing, such as leaving them in another jacket or purse, which may turn your morning into something like a scavenger hunt.

 

 

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