Won’t Start Problems

Arctic Cat 400 4 Wheeler 4X4 ATV No Spark
By October 30, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

Arctic Cat 400 4 Wheeler 4X4 ATV No Spark

Oh man, my 2004 Arctic Cat 400 4X4 4 wheeler ATV won’t start today and there is NO spark to the spark plug. I have checked the fuses, ignition coil and grounds and even unplugged the rectifier which when goes bad can ground out the rest of the electrical system….but nuthin worked, nuthin. OK, I […]

Car Won’t Start After Going Over Bump
By September 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Car Won’t Start After Going Over Bump

My car went over a speed bump going 30mph, and immediately died. At the same time the engine light came on. It won’t restart. The engine light came on for a few days last week, but went off after a few days.The car has been driven by a little old lady only. It has about […]

Flywheel – Starter Grinding Noise

I have an 81 GMC Jimmy with a 350 auto transmission. I purchased it and about two weeks after I bought it the starter gave out. During removal of starter noticed flyweel had some damage to the the teeth. It appeared to be minimal so I didn’t replace it. Replaced the starter and shimmed it. […]

My Car Won’t Start

My Car Won’t Start

I get several questions a week from readers with cars that won’t start. Some have an idea of what might be the problem—like a dead or weak battery—but most don’t have any idea where to start to pinpoint the root cause. But before I get into how to diagnose a no-start issue, I do have […]

Car Won’t Turn Over
By January 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Car Won’t Turn Over

Reader Question My car won’t turn over, I am not mechanically inclined and don’t know who else to turn to because I am a single mom on a very tight budget. Got any information I might be able to try myself or get a friend to help with? Danelle D.   Hello There Danelle, Yep, […]

Engine Won’t Start – No Dash Lights
By December 10, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Engine Won’t Start – No Dash Lights

Reader Question I’ve got a Chevy Blazer four-door 4×4 and an auto mechanic who’s chomping at the bit to ding me for $800 for a new fuel pump. Here’s what it’s doing. A conventional turnover of the key won’t start the vehicle. It turns over repeatedly – without the dash warning lights coming on – […]

Can’t Turn Ignition Key
By November 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Can’t Turn Ignition Key

Hi, I have a question, when I try to start my car the key wont turn over,like its stuck. I tried turning the wheel when turning the key,but it doesn’t work. Hi there Do you have another key to try? Make sure you are not on an incline that has the shift linkage in a […]

By October 20, 2012 Read More →

Engine Dies Sometimes

I have a Buick that dies at random times. it will run fine then the motor will shut off and oil, temp, and the other normal warning light come on. It usually starts right back up, but some times it will run rough for 15 seconds or the rpms will fluctuate a bit. On a […]

Truck Won’t Start Sometimes
By October 18, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Truck Won’t Start Sometimes

Reader Question Two times in the past week our truck will just fail to start…headlights and dash come on, but there is no sound, no click, no anything.  The first time it happened at home and so we connected a battery charger and it started.  We then turned it off and hooked up the charger.  […]

Car Turns Over But Won’t Start

Car Turns Over But Won’t Start

I put a new crank shaft position sensor, new engine computer, new fuel pump and sending unit, and it still runs only if I pour gas in the air filter tube thing. I have also changed the ignition coil pack three times and it still does the same thing. Hank   Howdy Hank,  Sounds like your […]