engin turns but wont start?

15 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    When your engine cranks but won't start or run, it could mean your engine has trouble producing a spark, getting fuel, or creating compression. the foremost common causes are problems within the ignition (for example, a nasty ignition coil) or equipment (for example, a clogged fuel filter).

  • 4 weeks ago

    try kicking the tires.. or maybe put some gas in it.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    IT AIN'T the starter. (Lazy story deserves lazy response...don'tcha think?)

  • garry
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    maybe its broken , thought about seeing a mechanic ...

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  • 4 weeks ago

    That sucks, what is your question?

  • 4 weeks ago

    Check for spark at the spark plugs and try shooting a short blast of starting fluid into the throttle body after removing the air filter tube from the throttle body. If it starts for a few seconds with the starting fluid the fuel pump is bad.

  • Barry
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    You have to work through by process of elimination. Check for spark and fuel supply.

    Or, as said, use a fault code scanner if your car has an OBD port.

  • GA41
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Not much information to troubleshoot the car.  You need air, spark and fuel for ignition.  Normally its a problem with either fuel or spark.  

    IF its a modern car, you can read the computer codes to troubleshoot the problem.  A computer reader instrument is available from the auto parts store.  They may even let your borrow it, as often they have provisions for borrowing tools.

    If it is a carburated car, I have sprayed starter fluid into the car to determine if is a fuel problem.  If it starts when you spray the starter fluid into the carburator, but stops when you quit spraying, then that indicates you are getting a spark but lack fuel.  The simplest explanation for losing fuel is your fuel pump relay has failed.  This relay is located in your fuse box and is easy to change.  It is also relatively inexpensive.

    You can also check for a spark.  If you pull a spark plug cable off the spark plug and stick a screw driver into the end of the cable, you can place the spark plug against the engine block and have someone try to start the car.  You should see the screw driver spark against the engine block if the ignition system is functioning.  No spark, then you may have a problem with the ignition system.  there may be a youtube video showing how to check for a spark.  If it is and old car, you might try changing the distributor cap and rotor, or possibly the coil.  It may also be faulty spark plugs, howerer, the spark plugs usually fail one at a time and not all together.

  • James
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    Sounds like you got a problem somewhere

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