What does it mean when your car starts but won't go anywhere?

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What does it mean when your car starts to run hot?

It caould mean a couple of things. 1: Your cars radiator is going to crap. 2: something is wrong with the engine.

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What does it mean when your car starts and then shuts off?

Answer: If the engine cranks but won't start, check for spark and fuel pressure.If it doesn't crank at all, check the battery condition.Usually, when the engine warms up and then stops, it is an indication of a problem with an ignition coil, ignition module or even the fuel pump.

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What does it mean when your car starts and then dies?

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What does it mean when your car takes a long time to start?

A drop in pressure can be caused by a faulty regulator or a weak pump, or by a clogged filter or injectors.The ignition system provides a spark to ignite the fuel in the engine.Worn-out spark plugs will have a difficult time igniting the fuel in the engine, which will result in longer cranking time.

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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 does it mean when your car it tapping?

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Because your car runs on gas but your lites run on a battery.

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Your car or vehicle is in neutral, or the clutch is shot.

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Why does car squeal when starting and won't start?

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What does it mean when your car thermostat wont rise and the car turns on but shortly shuts off?

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What does it mean when your car dies?

When you hear someone say, "Your car has died" they are referring to the engine has stalled, shut off, died, stopped running, this is basic mechanics shop jargon.Sometimes it also means that a particular vehicle has died, meaning the vehicle is so far gone it is not worth the time, money, or effo...

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What does it mean when your car smoked periodically?

The oil rings in the piston are leaking oil so u need to replace them

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What does it mean when your car sounds loud?

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What does it mean when your car blows blue smoke?

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What does it mean when your car jerks while driving?

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What does it mean when your car hesitates to accelerate?

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What does it mean when your car jerks while idling?

The idle air control valve also helps to transition the motor from higher RPM's back down to a slow idle without causing the motor to stall.When this not working properly, you may notice an erratic idle which may cause the vehicle to lurch forward when sitting at a stop light as you describe.

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When you put it in reverse it make a noses and will not go anywhere but you put it in to neutral it will stop?

well it depends if your wanting to go backwards then you put the car in reverse . or if your wanting to stop then you put the car on neutral.

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What does it mean when your car shakes?

Need more info like what is the vehicle doing when it shakes, is it idling in park, driving down the road, braking, driving at highway speeds, etc.

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What does it mean when your car idles rough?

A misfiring engine is among the most common causes of a rough idle.You may notice your car idling roughly when it's in "Park" or when you're driving it and stop at a stoplight.A rough idle can be caused by damaged spark plugs or spark plug wires or a burned-out valve.

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What does it mean if your car sputters when accelerating?

Fuel injector nozzles can become clogged over time, which can lead to a sputtering engine, slow acceleration and the car not having enough power.If they are not working correctly or are dirty they don't ignite the fuel cleanly and the car can misfire or sputter.The plugs will need to be replaced ...

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What does it mean when your car is completely dead?

It could be a dead battery or often a bad ignition switch could cause this.Turn the headlights on, if they work, means the battery has power, so the problem could be with the ignition switch or wiring between the ignition switch and battery.If the battery is completely dead, jump starting might h...

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What does it mean when your car lights flicker?

Check the alternator/generator with a voltmeter.The most common reason for flickering lights is a worn out alternator, as one of the three rotating plates that generate electricity wears out.So as the unit hits the "dead spot," the power wanes, causing the lights to flicker.

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What does it mean when your car oil is brown?

If the engine oil is a semi-transparent golden brown, similar to that of maple syrup, this is actually the most ideal condition of motor oil.If the oil is dark brown, a little murkier, or even almost black, this is an indication that the oil is probably due for a change—but probably not indicativ...

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What does it mean when your car growls while idling?

A) It needs to be serviced.B) An animal in your trunk is uneasy when the engine idles.

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What does it mean when your car jerks while stopped?

When driving the vehicle feels like has no umph in it.This may be related to a dirty of failing idle air control valve.When this not working properly, you may notice an erratic idle which may cause the vehicle to lurch forward when sitting at a stop light as you describe.

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What does it mean when your car vibrates while stopped?

If the vehicle shakes or the engine shudders a lot when stopped at a stoplight, or when parked with the engine idling, it might indicate the motor mounts or transmission mounts are damaged or broken.If the shaking decreases, it's a strong indicator the engine's motor mounts need to be inspected b...

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What does it mean when your car makes squeaking sound?

Dry ball joints/suspension joints.Universal joints going bad.Worn brake pad "squealers".

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What does it mean when your car doesn't turn off?

The starter won't crank If nothing happens when you turn the ignition key to the "Start" position, it means that the starter motor doesn't turn over the engine.Most commonly this could be caused by a dead battery; here is How to check the battery.The starter solenoid control wire could have a ba...

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What does it mean when your car door wont lock?

Remote car door lock problems can also be due to a variety of issues.Five of the most common reasons for a car door lock not working properly are a dead battery in the key fob, bad programming in the fob, a blown fuse, a bad solenoid or a broken wire.There are also a number of reasons that your c...

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