Is your vehicle not starting? We at A and D Mobile Auto Repair can help and since we’re mobile, we make your repair process as convenient as possible.
Typically there are two basic types of no start conditions: no start, crank and no start, no crank.
What is an engine crank?
A crank is a noise you hear from the engine as it tries to start. You can hear the engine spin but the engine doesn’t continue to run on it’s own and ultimately stops.
When you have a no start, no crank you will not hear the engine moving at all. You may hear a buzz or a click but other than that, nothing.
What causes no start, no crank or no start, crank issues?
There are a lot of factors and in most cases you will need to call a mechanic like us at A and D. However, here are the top 5 most common reasons for no start issues.
- Dead Battery – This is the most common reason your vehicle won’t start. Batteries typically die or fail due to leaving a light on overnight, it simply being an old battery, having a lose wire, or there’s poor conductivity due to evaporated water within the component.
- Bad Ignition Switch – If your car doesn’t crank and it’s not the battery, a bad ignition switch may be the culprit.
- Broken Starter – The starter is the mechanism responsible for providing the turning force necessary to get your engine spinning and moving. If you hear a click when trying to start your vehicle, it’s likely that a weakened or broken starter is the culprit.
- Empty Gas Tank – Without enough gas in the tank to get the engine started, it won’t start. Makes sense right? As embarrassing as it may be when people realize it, forgetting to refuel is another common culprit for your vehicle not starting.
- Clogged Fuel Filter – If you have a clogged fuel filter, gas won’t be able to make it’s way to the engine in order to start your car. Typically a fuel filter should be changed every 10-15,000 miles. If you haven’t done this in a while, you may want to have your fuel filter replaced next time you have work on your vehicle.