7 Problems that Cause No-Start

7 Problems that Cause No-Start


As soon as you notice that your engine is struggling to fire up, you'll want to be proactive about getting the issue addressed. If you delay, the problem could soon worsen to the extent that you can't get the car to start at all. Here's a look at seven common issues that prevent cars from starting.

Bad Fuel Pump

Your fuel pump may be failing if you've noticed inconsistent acceleration. You need a healthy fuel pump to ensure that gas is able to transit successfully between the tank and engine.

Battery/Charging System Issues

New car batteries should work well for three to five years. If your battery dies earlier than this, it could be because the alternator is failing to charge it up.

Failing Starter

The most familiar sign of starter trouble is that you turn over the key and get nothing except a clicking noise. After years of use and thousands of starts, regular wear and tear can cause the starter motor and solenoid to fail.

Faulty Distributor Cap

When moisture gets under a distributor cap, it can prevent voltage from being effectively sent to the spark plugs.

Clogged Fuel Filter

As a fuel filter starts to become clogged, you may have a harder time starting your car. Then, when it becomes fully clogged, you may not be able to start whatsoever. You can avoid this problem by getting a new fuel filter every 30,000 miles.

Dirty Fuel Injectors

Fouled-up fuel injectors may prevent the combustion chamber from taking in enough fuel to get your engine fired up. To clean injectors and intake valves, you can try using a fuel additive.

Faulty Ignition Switch

Ignition switch trouble can prevent adequate power from being sent to the starter solenoid. If your dash lights are acting erratically, then there could be an ignition switch issue.

If you need auto repair, be sure to bring your vehicle to a reputable mechanic. For auto repair in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, AZ, contact the experts at Desertmotive at (480) 443-2600. Feel free to give Desertmotive a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your vehicle's repair or maintenance needs!


Desertmotive Blog
Posted: December 28, 2020

Written and Published By MORBiZ