If your car won’t start, it may not only be inconvenient, but also frustrating. With today’s computer controlled cars, the possibility of a vehicle not starting when you turn the key is less likely than ever before, but it can happen.
Whether the engine sounds like it is turning over and won’t start, or nothing happens at all when you turn the key, there may be a number of reasons why your car may not be starting, including:
The ignition system allows power to be provided to the starting system and other parts of the car through switches and cables. If there is no power flowing through, the starting system will not engage.
The starting system needs to be strong enough to turn the engine over fast enough to start.
Battery & Charging System
The battery may not have enough power to turn the engine over or fast enough to start. The charging system may not be recharging the battery enough while operating or there may be a power leak in the system.
The main computer in the car controls most other systems in the car. It may be a lack of power to one or more of the computer systems (due to wiring, fuses, relays etc) or a fault in the computer system itself causing the issue.
The spark plugs need the correct level of voltage at the right timing to enable the car to start. The distribution of spark can be affected by moisture or through the effectiveness of the plugs, leads, caps, coils and modules.
Fuel System, Timing & Compression
The proper fuel to air mixture needs to be delivered to the engine by the fuel pump, carburettor or fuel injection system. This can be affected by extreme temperatures, over fuelling or no fuel getting through. The timing valve timing and compression also need to be right.
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