I have already replaced the ignition switch. When you turn your key to start your car it will not even cank never mind start what could this be?

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Seized engine? Weak or dead battery? Loose or corroded battery cables? Dead spot on starter? Bad starter? Bad starter solenoid? Bad neutral or clutch safety switch?

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Ford focus 2001 I bang my key in the ignition to turn it Should I replace it If I replace key ignition cylinder it needs to be reconfigure with original auto key Can I do this or the dealership?

I would have the ignition itself replaced. These go out all the time and will leave you stranded. Get a new ignition keyed to your current key and you won't have to do programming. A locksmith can do this for you. Do it soon though before it stops turning.

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When you turned the key in your car to start it you heard a clicking sound What could that be?

There are a few possibilities: Low battery, either because the alternator isn't keeping the battery charged or the battery is old and has failed. Corroded battery terminals, usually an indicator that the battery is blowing acid fumes. Batteries usually don't last long after the terminals start to...

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What is wrong when the key is in the ignition and will not turn to start the car and this also happens with my spare key?

The ignition lock cylinder will need to be replaced, a locksmith might be able to repair the old one, if you told us the year make and model that would help a lot. It might be that the steering wheel needs to be moved just a bit to "clear" the wheel lock. You can try this, but don't "force" the w...

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1995 GMC Suburban - No Start No Crank

What should i do i have not started my car for 4 months and now it will not start when i put the key in the ignition?

kick that SOB til it starts

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Your car makes a screeching noise when you turn the ignition on and then it stops what could this be?

under the dash? could be seat warning/door buzzer going wacky. under the hood? could be coolant fan running tight. need more info.

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You have a 2000 ford expedition sometimes when you put in the key turn it nothing happens not even a clicking sound what could it be?

The starter solenoid near the battery should be checked.

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If your car wont start could it be the ignition switch?

Only if the engine is not cranking. Otherwise the problem is engine related.

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If you have power to every thing but when you turn the key it as if the battery is dead could the neutral safety switch cause this problem?

If you have a chip in your key you may just be able to clean your key & wait 3 min. it may be the netrul swith but GM products have an anti teft that if it is not getting the right signal from chip in your key it will act that way. you can usally clean the key and wait 3 min and the car will ...

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Ford Focus Auto (01-02-03) WON'T START Ignition Switch

Car will not start with key switch but will start if you cross the selinoid is the key switch bad?

Check the neutral safety switch,it is located on the transmission or on the steering column ,under the dash.

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Saab wont start will turn over but it will not start could it be computer?

If the starting problem only happens in the Summer when it is really hot and after a short drive when the engine is hot, it is an overheated neutral safety switch. Many were defective and if you replace it from a junk yard, you can get another bad one.Try this. Keep a container of water in your c...

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Car will not start clicking when turning the key?

Dead battery or dirty/loose battery connection.

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My 98 S10 starts slow I have to give it gas for it to but sometimes it doesn't even start when i turn it on all the electrical works but when i turn the key nothing happens no clicking noise?

Sounds like battery connections and or battery. Clean and tighten all battery connections including where it connects to the starter and engine block.Disconnect the cables and use a wire brush until you can see fresh metal on both the battery and connector then reattach securely.If corrosion is i...

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The hazard lights on your Honda Accord 1988 won't turn off even after switching it to off and taking the key out of the ignition how do you fix this without affecting your turning signals?

Take the steering wheel cover and pull the switch up.... most likely your stuck.

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I have a 99 Pontiac sunfire that turns over but will not start. What could be the problem?

it could be anything from a clogged fuel filter to a blocked fuel pump, or losing spark in the distributor cap. if your PONTIAC has the PASSLOCK security system in it. turn ignition to on position... but do not start... for (10) ten full min. then turn key OFF for (10) ten more FULL mins. then tr...

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Why the ignition switch it turned but engine will not turn over?

There are many possible reasons for this, and troubleshooting is required to narrow it down. As important as what doesn't happen is what does happen.

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You cant get your 1991 checy s10 to start but it will turn over what could be the problem?

fuel, compression, spark, timing, that's what it needs to run, something must be missing

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Key is in ignition and turned power is on but car will not start?

sounds like the starter

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I have no power to my ignition when i turn the key over?

A person will have no power to the ignition when the key is turned over when the battery is dead or the ignition switch is defective. Each component must be tested to rule them out as a problem.

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Temperature gage indicates hot all the time even when just turning the ignition key on without starting the car?

Either the sending unit is stuck, or you have a short in the wire.

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I replace the starter in my car but you turn the key and it doesn't start?

First of all check wiring - the easiest would be to check is there a current on the starter when you turn the key. It's very likely that you have wiring problem, and your old starter is fine.

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How do you turn off the engine in a 1990 Acura Integra LS if the keys are out of the car and the car wont turn off what could the problem be if its not the ignition switch?

What changes have been made to the car? Is the Rad cooling fan still wired original or wired so comes on with ignition? Added a stereo or any equipment? If so disconnect one at a time and see if this fixes it.

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I have power to the switch on my 86 transam but it still won't turn over what could be wrong?

your starter coil is stuck , bang on your coil with something while trying to start then you will need a new starter sonner or later.

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What happens when you turn the ignition switch to accessory?

You turn on power to the accesories, ie radio, power outlet, etc.

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What if you accidentally turned the key to the right while the car was already started?

It makes a horrible grinding noise as the starter motor turns over, but doesn't do any damage (well I hope it doesn't).

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What could be the problem if you try starting the car but it will not start and it is silent?

Possible battery, starter, relay or wiring issues Peobably a dead battery. You can jump start it and let it run to see if it will charge back up. if something was left on, it may be fine. Other than that, check the cables to see if they are corroded. check to see if anything else works like the l...

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2002 Toyota Tacoma ignition switch sticks.What is causing this. Sometimes it'll turn to start position or it won't. WD 40 does not remedy this.?

Have you tried wiggling the steering column while turning the key? If that helps, you probably need to remove a portion of the plastic cover from your steering column to enable you to lube the column lock. That's the thing that keeps the steering from turning if the key is not turned on. If the c...

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What do you do when your car will not start after you replace the distributor?

Double and triple check your firing order.

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I have a misubishi Pajero 1999 all the time I turning on the ignition key the horn start to soud what can be the problem?

I nhave a misubishi pajero 1999 all time I turn on the ignition switch the horn come on What can be the problem

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Why won't my car won't start the light won't turn on even when you jump start it what could be wrong?

Be sure and check the Negative battery cable connections where it connects to the frame or engine block of your vehicle. I have had this problem before and the cable was loose at the engine block. Also the Positive cable could be shorted to ground and jumping will not help.

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You have a1993 Toyota celica you hear a clicking noise under your glovebox when you turn the ignition it will not turn over?

sounds like your selinoid is bad. it might be separate from your starter or it might be attached. that means you can get a new one or try a new starter

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Why should you not turn the key to the start position when the car is running?

Because it will stop and then car will braked . Engine will be blow up .

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Why can't I remove the ignition key of 2006 Jeep Liberty while I you have if in Park and the key will not come out of the ignition?

I had same problem with my 2002 liberty. It was the park sensor. I had to turn on the key and put it in neutral then back to park to get the key out (might have to do it a couple of times). Once I did that I could get the key out. Then I had to remove the center console cover and found that the p...

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Could your truck not turning over be because you have no gas in it?

If the engine will not turn over, that is, sound like it is turning, then the trouble is a dead battery or really bad battery clamps.If the engine will not 'catch' and start running, then there are a number of causes, one of which is having no fuel.

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What is the problem when a car starts but shuts off when you release the key in the ignition switch if you keep the key turned a little it keeps running The car is a 1988 Ford Tempo?

Probably a bad key switch.

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Your 2002 sportage will not start you have replaced the fuel pump to no avail?

In order for any engine to fire up you need, fuel which you have already taken care of. A spark, so check your spark plugs and the cable leads to the distributor. YOu need oxygen as well so check your hoses and make sure they arent leaking or ripped. Make sure your starter is operating properly, ...

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Your 2002 Mazda 626 4cyl keeps over heating when driving down the street not even 1 mile But when left to idle in park it will not over heat what could this be?

I'd start by checking the coolant and look for leaks. I'd go further by seeing if the thermostat was good. You can grab hold of the upper hose on many cars and feel if water is flowing or getting hot.Is the fan working when your parked? Is there anything in front of your radiator. Is the water pu...

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When you turn the key the car starts but when you let go of the key it turns off?

It depends on the type of car, but usually it's the keyswitch. Older vehicles sometimes have an ignition resistor that burns out, some have a switch that's part of the starter that can fail.

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What is wrong when your car key will not start the car?

dead battery possibly. just a guess, you didn't give much detail.

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What could be wrong if your car shut down while you were driving and it never turned back on?

Very well could be the ignition module but before replacing it check to see if you are getting spark to your plugs if so then that is not the problem . please include year make and model and motor to help answer these type of questions

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How do I get the dashboard ignition switch out to replace my lost ignition key on my 1979 ford bronco?

There is a lock ring on the inside of the dash where the switch connects. You need to remove this lock ring to remove the switch from the dash.

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What could be causing your car to have trouble starting?

More info would be helpful such as year, make and model.

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Car wont start but crank and the ignition coil have been replace what could be the problem?

yeah, but do you actually HAVE A SPARK? and is the distributor turning? Timing Belt or chain OK? also, got a book for basic troubleshooting everyone should have a manual for their vechicle, and the library should have a professional shop manual available in the reference section for FREE to make ...

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What is wrong when I turn my ignition on it turns but the engine won't start?

that's hard to say it could be as easy as battery or something like your starter theres a couple things it hard to tell with out being there

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Why does your 1997 maxima not start right up when you turn the ignition several times?

MY 03 ALTIMA HAD THE SAME PROBLEM I HAD TO REPLACE THE CAM SENSORSAND THE PROBLEM WAS SOLVE

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Why can't you turn the ignition key in your car?

I was trying to do it but it does not work...Sometimes the key will not turn when the steering wheel is turned too far. Try turning the steering wheel and key at the same time. Good luck.

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Will the neutral safety switch not let your car start?

If it is faulty or not adjusted correctly, yes.

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Your car started bucking when you started it what could it be?

It's probably just a loose belt. Try to have a certified mechanic diagnose it.

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Why won't My truck will not turn over when I turn the key?

Your truck will not turn over when the key is turned if the battery is dead, the ignition switch has failed, or the starter is bad. All can be readily repaired at a local mechanic or dealership.

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After driving for awhile then turning off car car will not restart Turn key silence not even a click Let sit for an hour car starts no problem?

What kind of car year make and model?

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When you press on button on your car key to unlock the doors it no longer works is there any reasons this could be?

You may need to change the batteries in your car key.

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How do you turn off a blinker light if it comes on even when key isn't in ignition?

Make the hazard button is'nt on or check the contact iside the signal switch.

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Your Mazda B2500 overheated you replaced the radiator but the coolant will not enter the block and the engine just heads for the red when you have to shut it off It seems as if it could be air-locked?

It is possible that it is air locked. Try squeezing the upper and lower hoses to release any air and make sure the radiator is full, sometimes jacking up the front helps. It could also be a bad thermostat so replace that if you have not done so already.

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When I replaced my battery the fan started running even before I started the car.?

It is definitely caused by a problemtic cooling fan relay. When the bad relay shorts internally, it causes the fan to stay on at all times which drains the battery.You may have a bad relay. The year, make, model and engine info needed.

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Have a 96 s10 getting gas all the way to motor will not start unless you prime has good pressure could this be injectors?

it could be the fuel pressure regulator on the back of your fuel rail or your injectorsIf it runs fine once you have primed it, I would suspect the ECT (engine coolant temp) sensor is faulty.It should also have 60 t0 66 psi fuel pressure to operated properly.

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When i started my car smoke came out from under bonnet it then revved for no reason I turned it off and restarted it This time no smoke but the car still revved could this be timer belt?

no it is not your timing belt. when they go bad you get bent valves or cracked pistons or ever broken wrist pins leading to catastrofic engine failure.

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After trying to start and engine what would cause it to keep turning over even when you disconnect the ignition wires all to gether?

your starter is bad, has a short in it, or is sticking, you might be able to get the starter tested without taking it off your vehicle.

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Reverse lights comes on in 5th gear could this be a faulty light switch if so where is it so i could replace it?

most switches would be underneath gearbox, yes it sounds like that, a simple job , manual would show you. Check your computer switch box and see if the reverse lights switch is damaged. If so, replace it. It costs 2 SAR

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Why does car turn off with key in run position it is ignition problem if you hold key between run and start it will stay running?

Have you tried changing the ignition switch?

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Ford Taurus 1995 the car will start but when you turn the ignition off it won't shut off?

Mine did this and I found a plastic plunger inside the ignition switch had broken so it only worked in the one direction. I had to turn it off by taking one battery terminal off. I had to pull the steering wheel off and it was a pain but it worked. See "Related Questions" below for instructions o...

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What causes the ignition where the key goes to lock up snd will not turn at all?

I am not sure what causes this, but I have had times when my ignition key would not turn. The solution to the main problem is to turn the steering wheel slightly. This usually allows the ignition key to turn.

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What would cause a car key not to turn in the ignition?

The most common reason that a car key will not turn is that the steering wheel has locked.This will happen when the steering wheel has been moved after the key has been removed from the ignition cylinder.If this does not work, rock the steering wheel as you jiggle the key in the ignition.

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What does it means when you turn on the key switch and it takes a second to come on?

Not knowing the year, make, model and engine info, it may be designed to operate that way.

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Your car stop when you started it the fan was not turning?

Broken fan belt? Seized water pump?

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Although the car starts what is the cause of a grinding sound when you turn the cars ignition key?

This is probably the starter going bad. You should have it looked at as soon as possible or replace the starter yourself.

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When you hit 60 your car starts vibarting badly What could it be?

Check your tires for proper inflation and balance, this is the only the first step, you could also have loose lug nuts or worn front end parts.

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After replacing both ignition switch and key in a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero the car starts then cuts off immediately how do you keep it running?

I currently have the same problem with my 2004 Alero. I have fround out that the ignition needs to be "programmed" to the vehicle. The VIN# is supposedly used to do this. The three wires that are connected to the keyed portion of the ignition go to the processor that needs to be programmed. I was...

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You have to push the kill switch to start your car every time you start it why?

Did you hear about the tight end who went to prison? He came out a wide receiver

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Why is your srs light not turning on when you turn the ignition?

the light in the dash has been removed or blown out.

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Engine will turn over but wont start in my 93 t bird what could be causing this?

There are several things that could cause an engine to turn over without starting. Determining the cause partially depends upon whether or not the engine is trying to fire or if it just cranks. If the engine tries to fire, you may have bad spark plugs, be out of gasoline, or have stale gasoline i...

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Car wont start wont even turn over the lights are on so its not the battery?

try testing the starter

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You have replaced the carb and the computer and it still will not start what do you do now?

The engine needs fuel, spark and compression. You are missing one of those.

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What do you do when your key won't turn in the ignition?

There should be a small amount of play in the wheel when the steering is locked.Gently turn the key in the ignition while you slowly jiggle the steering wheel back and forth.If this is the cause of the problem, the key should be able to be move out of the locked position, unlock the wheel, and th...

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Your car was jumping and smoking black was the carburated then you rebuild the carburated the car don't turn off but when you stop and go start to jumping and trying to turn off but not what could be?

if the car doesn't turn off and puffs black smoke and jumpy then I think that the idle is set to high on the carb turn the adjustment screw which is on the right side of the carb in front of the throtle lever turn it to the left

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Your 96 olds bravada will crank but not start what could be the problem?

There could be several issues. The most likely is that there is a clogged fuel filter. Another could be a faulty timing belt.

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How cold does it have to be for your car not to start?

Because below freezing temperatures can cause the chemical reaction in your vehicle's battery to exponentially slow down, a weak battery can often cause your car not to start.Most experts highly recommend changing your battery every three years if it isn't dead already.

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I have a 1992 cadillac seville. when i start the car it idle high and will not come down?

First you must check the ISC motor ( idle speed control) operation. Its located by the throttle body. It controls idle and high idle speeds. Good luck

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You are not good at changing gears and the car jerks when you do it Will this ruin your car?

no this will not ruin your car BUT it will start to scrape your gear because it is not being shifted properly

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I replaced the head gasket on a 2001 laganza when I started it the timing belt was a little loose I tightened it then it wouldn't start could I have messed something up when I started it with a loose?

Double check the timing marks to see if they still line up then do a compression test.Yes, that valves may have been bent while turning it over.

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Your battery is always weak once you switch on your headlamp if turn off the engine the car will not start again until you use another stronger battery?

By your description it seems like you have a faulty alternator.

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What it means when your car key don't want to go in the ignition?

It means that you are most likely trying to put the wrong key in the ignition.A slang phrase for male impotence.

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When i drve my car and press on the gas it feels like it's pulling back. What could this be?

It could be due to your transmission about to go out or low on fluid or needing a transmission flush

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You was alway told not to start your car with the ac on so you always turn it off before you get out of car why is this?

The next time you go to start your car turn everything "ON". That would be wipers,radio, air conditioner on high. Now, very ,very slowly turn the ignition switch to the "ON" position and everything should be working. Now very,very,very slowly turn the key to the start position. Now just before th...

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IF a car will start but won't move what could this be?

There is a problem with the transmission - or, the emergency brake is on and works very well.

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Your 95 maxima will not start it just make a click on the stater wich you replaced almost a year ago you had trouble sometimes you starts and not sometimes you have to jump it bt now it doesnt complet?

You may need to replace your battery.

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Car has a hard time starting and it stalls when it rains a tune up and repairs have already been done what else could be wrong?

replace the distrubator cap and rotor could have a crack in it

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Why wont the car start but it make a click sound when you turn the key?

Bad battery or corroded terminal connections. clean the battery terminals and cable connectors inside and out till you can see new metal, inspect the wires for green or white corrosion if you cannot remove it replace them. And lastly clean and tighten the connection at the starter

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When you switch on your aircon you get this not-so-good smell inside the car' what causes it and how do you get rid of it?

inside of the car is a component called an evaporator. this component has air flowing through it. due to normal operation, fine dust and any air born particles stick to it because it gets moist then mold can start growing on it. locate the a/c evaporator and spry it with easy-off oven cleaner (le...

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Can keys be replaced if you lost the keys to your car to start the car on a 1999 Buick Regal?

You will need to take proof of ownership or registration to a buick dealer, along with the vin number, but they should be able to get it off the registration.Now If the car has ever had the ignition replaced it might not work.I acutally lost the keys to my Avalon in a drunkin stuper, which was a ...

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How can you start car if key has been snatched out of the ignition while in drive and you can not turn whell or start car?

Well you should use the emergancy break or jump out of the car when you have the best chance.

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What could be the problem with your Mazda 323 5 door hatchback 1985 when its jumping badly even when warm?

It could be the engine mounts. We had to replace mine. Very tricky. Hard to get out and back in again. Best if a mechanic does it with special tools. Mine was done by a mobile mechanic with limited tools and only on car ramps and it took four hours.

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Your car is sputtering when hit the brakes and it sometimes even cuts off what could that be?

Perhaps a vacuum leak at the power brake booster or the check valve on the booster.

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Your car stalls when you are not pushing on the gas pedal What can this be?

I bought a used jeep Cherokee that would stall out if you did not keep it revved up.The night before my wife's first day at a new job I found the problem on my dining room table.I thought that it was a carburetor problem, so I bought a carburetor rebuild kit for it.That night while I was followin...

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Your car won't start what could it be?

Need more info like, does the starter engage? Does the starter turn the engine over? Does the starter turn the engine over but the engine does not run?

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What will it be like to not have cars?

- there will be no polution in the atmosphere- there will be busses- you would allways have cars so why do you need this question lol

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Does the key have to be in the ignition and turned on to open the trunk or does the car need to be running?

I have yet to see a vehicle where this is necessary, although that isn't to say it doesn't exist - it's just not the norm, especially as people often access their trunk after they exit a vehicle, and without the intention of getting back into the vehicle.

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When trying to start your 1998 Chevrolet Silverado it will not turn over and there is no power at all?

Check for loose or corroded battery cables, burnt-out fusible link, or burnt-out main fuse in fuse panel.

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Why does your 1970 Ford Maverick keep cranking sometimes even when you take out the key from the ignition?

Sounds liek your ignition switch is bad. Instead of it turning to the off position and disconnecting the electrical power to the coil which kills the engine, yours is staying in the STart or crank position allowing the currect to continue to flow. You may be able to spray some electrical contact ...

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Your cabrio steering is screaming when you turn the wheel sometimes and it seems hard to turn at times what could it be?

I had the same thing happen on my Chevy and it was the power steering pump that went bad. Usually under $200 to replace and not to hard to do your self or a mechanic can do it in 1-2 hours.

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When you put your 1999 Toyota Tacoma in 4 wheel drive it feels like the parking brake is on when turning on pavement What could be causing this?

When on dry pavement in 4wd the front and rear wheels are working against each other. Your forward movement is hindered by the front wheels especially in a turn, the rear wants to push you faster than the front will allow. Only use 4wd on dirt or snow.

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Your radio keeps turned on even when you take out the keys only way you can stop it is to take out the fuse?

it depends if it is aftermarket or stock if its aftermarket maybe someone crossed hot on with hot at keyon or didnt know w t do and if its stock maybe just maybe the ignition at key is sticking just maybe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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