Why engine will not start at temperatures in -20 deg?

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Using the wrong weight engine oil for that climate,

The battery/electrical system is not in good condition,

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Why engine cant start temperatures in -20 deg?

At these low temperatures, oil becomes very thick, fuel freezes, batteries have to work harder to crank the motor

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At what temperature will a diesel engine not start?

Myth #2: Diesel engines won't start in the winter.Below about 40°F, certain hydrocarbons in diesel turn gelatinous.​“Since an engine depends on aerosolizing fuel, you don't want goopy fuel,” Ciatti explained.

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An engine which cranks but will not start is not receiving enough fuel or has no spark. A clogged fuel filter or bad spark plugs often cause this problem.

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What temperature do diesel engines not start?

​“Modern diesel engines start in cold weather with very little effort.” The problem is that diesel jells at low temperatures.Below about 40°F, certain hydrocarbons in diesel turn gelatinous.​“Since an engine depends on aerosolizing fuel, you don't want goopy fuel,” Ciatti explained.

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Engine turn over but will not start?

Engine needs fuel, compression and spark. You are missing one or more of those.

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Does the engine temperature sensor of a 20 ton wrecker activate the ether injection at 40 degrees or less?

This would depend on the engine computer programing.This is easily checked by having the programing scanned.

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Why will 1987 Acura Legend will not start?

notorious fuel pump issues in 87 acura...check the fuse to start ..also they have a issue in the rotor it seems to shorten and the distibuter arcs.take the cap off the distributer and look for any carbon build up ,if it is dirty in there at allthat's your problem..

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Why will 2003 ford explorer engine run until shut off then not start back?

It probably is a fuel or spark problem.

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Why does gas get inthe oil of a car engine and will not start?

If it is an older vehicle with a mechanical fuel pump-- diaphram could be torn allowing gas to be pumped directly into engine

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Why is my engine not starting?

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 motor itself or a starter solenoid co...

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What temperature will a human freeze at?

Anything below 0 Celsius

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Why would a diesel engine not start?

It's broken, it's cold, it has no fuel. Take your pick.

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What is wrong when your engine will not start?

You need gas in the car or a new engine that has to be fixed in the car.When someting is wrong with the engine, there's something wrong with the car.

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What temperature will damage an engine?

If the engine temperature gets too hot for too long, the engine will sustain damage.The engine operating temperature range for most cars is between 195 to 220 degrees Fahrenheit.The optimum temperature is around 212 degrees Fahrenheit.

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At what temperature does engine oil burn?

Cold engine oil causes excessive frictional drag on the bearings and cylinder walls.A quality conventional motor oil will tolerate oil sump temperatures of up to 250 degrees, but starts breaking down over 275 degrees.The traditional approach is to try to hold oil temperatures between 230 and 260 ...

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At what temperature do Engines freeze?

Car engines will freeze overnight if it's 10-15 degrees outside.

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If you dont put coolant in an engine will that make it not start?

If it's an older vehicle - no. But a newer vehicle might just be clever enough to monitor the coolant level and refuse the engine to be run empty.

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Why will your car not start after setting to long?

Your fuel pump may not be holding pressure,try turning the key on 2 - 3 times before you start the engine (this only works on vehicles electric fuel pumps).If you have an engine with a carb engine get a fuel filter with a check valve and install it. That will keep the fuel from draining out of th...

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Why will a car not start after sitting a while?

More information is needed, such as, the year, make and model. Is it when the car is cold or hot,rainy or dry weather, gas tank full or half full. The are to many possibilities.

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Why would the engine temperature in your Pontiac Montana 2000 not be rising despite driving 20 minutes the gauge does not rise and there is little heat to the cabin?

The thermostat is probably stuck in the open position.

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Why is my temperature gauge not working?

Of course, the most common reason for an unusual reading on your car's temperature gauge is a problem with engine temperature.However, there are other reasons, for example: A bad temperature sending unit (the second most common reason) A problem in the temperature gauge's electrical circuit.

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How much distance a car travels at 30 km HR will cover in 20 minutes?

The distance between two places is 120 km.A car travelling at a certain speed can cover the distance in 2 hours and 30 minutes.By how many km/hr should the speed of the car be increased for it to take 30 minutes less to cover the distance? A car is travelling at an average speed of 56 km/hr.

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95sunfire will turn over will not start?

My 95 sunfire had the same problem and my fix was a new fuel pump a little more info would help diagnose the problem better.

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1991acura legend will not start security system will not disengage?

i had that happen to me be for and we had to take it to a dealer and have them reset the computer in your vehicle.

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Will mixing OW-20 motor oil with 5W-20 motor oil damage my engine?

There could be damage if you run a thinner oil then recommended, especially in the hotter months. If the motor calls for 5w-20, I wouldn't put in 0w-20 if I needed more than 1 quart. It would better to put in 10w-20 in a pinch, thicker viscosity oil can handle higher loads/heat but lower your mpg...

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Why does my temperature gauge not work?

Of course, the most common reason for an unusual reading on your car's temperature gauge is a problem with engine temperature.However, there are other reasons, for example: A bad temperature sending unit (the second most common reason) A problem in the temperature gauge's electrical circuit.

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Why is the temperature gauge not working?

Of course, the most common reason for an unusual reading on your car's temperature gauge is a problem with engine temperature.However, there are other reasons, for example: A bad temperature sending unit (the second most common reason) A problem in the temperature gauge's electrical circuit.

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Why would a 2 cycle engine not start?

== == Basically, the problem is often that, the choke being left "on" continually prevents the engine from starting because there is too much gas for the air being provided. (The choke control reduces the air being provided to burn with gas). On warm days, a two-cycle engine does not need to be c...

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Why wont 106 r reg not starting after engine change?

did you check the starter and the fuses

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Why your truck will not start in the morning using the remote starter?

If all of the other remote functions work, the problem is most likely in the truck. Check all of the connections and the relay that control the remote starter functions of the truck.

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Why does your truck not start in the morning but will once it gets warmer?

could be that your truck doesnt have a strong enough cold cranking amperageNot sure what year and make truck you have but in some vehicles if the engine coolant sensor fails it can have those symptoms.

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Why will a car turn over but not start in your volvo97 850?

Assuming there is fuel and spark to the proper components, then check the timing belt for slipping or broken. Remove the oil fill cap, and have someone crank the engine while you look at the camshaft. The camshaft should turn, if not, most likely the timing belt is defective.

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Why will your truck start in dry weather but not when it is moist weather?

it won't because there is too much moisture making your engine become clogged. Also in the winter it may start to freeze. Why would you wish to know this fact?I have a truck that did the same thing, would not start if it rained or any moisture, but if it was dry it would start everytime. I change...

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Why will your car start but the engine won't rev?

because the computer went into limp because of a problem the computer is reading get a scan tool and hook it up it will tell you

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Why does Engine idle ruff and will not rev up?

if recently did tune up check firing order for misfire on wires..check oxygen sensors or throttle position sensor..also possibly idle air control sensor

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What if your 1999 Toyota Camry will not start it turns but will not start?

3 things every car needs to start. 1. Spark (electrical) - Make sure that your electrical system is operating properly. 2. Fuel - Ensure that the right amount of fuel is being delivered. (check your fuel pump, and fuel filter) 3. Air - If the engine is getting too much air, or not enough it will ...

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Engine will not idle?

Check and clean spark plugs distributer and rotor change air fillter and oil change wont hert

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Why will your 1.4 206 Starts then cut out and will not restart?

bad coil , or armacher in the starter is bad

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New 350 create engine will not start. l get spark every were but will not start kicks over but that is it?

3sounds like the distrubutor is out 180

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Why do diesels not start in cold?

When it's cold, the fuel that's injected into the engine condenses on the cylinder walls, making it difficult to ignite.Diesel engines also lack a spark plug, which a gasoline engines use for ignition, and instead rely on compression and air intake to create combustion.

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What temperature should a car engine run at?

For most cars, the normal operating engine temperature is in a range of 195 to 220 degrees Fahrenheit, though most dashboard temperature gauges don't show an exact temperature.Instead, there are typically markings for cold and hot on the edges of the gauge and a normal range in the middle.

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5spd metro starts but will not move the engine idles and revs but when in gear it will not move the funny thing is that you can fully depress the clutch in gear and the car will not die?

Nothing funny here....bad clutch disc.

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Why is my engine temperature high?

If the temperature gauge reads high, it could mean your engine is overheating.Another reason your reading might be high is you could be losing coolant.A small leak or evaporation may cause your radiator to slowly lose coolant.A third reason your temperature gauge reads high could be because the t...

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Why doesnt your 92 dodge dynasty start the engine cranks but will not start battery was replaced no success it will start with a spray of starter fluid down the carb but will die shortly after?

You may have a fuel problem, check the fuel filter and fuel pump.

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Why will the dipstick not go back in the engine it will only go so far down?

An oil dipstick may not go completely into its sleeve if it is bent or damaged. It may be designed to only go in one way try turning it 180 degrees and putting it in. Also, if it is not the original dipstick it may be the incorrect size or too long.Other possibilities that come to mind include: a...

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Your engine will not start when its hot and revs are high?

Coolant or water pump problem maybe? It could be your starter, or something else that is similar. Take it into a mechanic. There are a thousand different possiblities these days.

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96 ford windstar will not start when engine is warm any ideals?

The Windstar most likely has a part that is breaking down when it heats up. Check the ignition coil and crank position sensor to start trying to find the problem.

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Will a flooded engine start?

When the excessive fuel has flooded the engine, it can soak spark plugs, thus making them unable to create enough sparks to start the car engine.In case, the car engine floods now and then, you would need to check the fuel injectors and use the fuel injector cleaner.

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Will a defective EGR valve position sensor make the engine not start?

Unless the EGR position sensor is shorting out the 5V reference, NO. If you suspect the sensor, simply unplug it & see if the starts.

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Will a blown engine start?

Early symptoms that can lead to a blown engine are low oil pressure, uncommon engine knocks or noises.An engine that overheats regularly or is hard to start can also signal a blown engine.

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Changed battery now truck will not start?

my car wouldnt start today. I had it jumped and the guy said my battery was gone. So i replaced it and it wouldnt start even after jumping the new battery. When we hit the fuse box it started up. I drove it to work and the car keeps fluttering and sort of jerking forward. It shut off twice once w...

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Truck will not start 89 Mazda b2200?

To keep this simple here some info.I will assume the battery,alternator and starter work fine.Now next are you getting spark at your plugs,to check this pull one plug boot off and turn engine over to see if there is spark.You may have to slide the boot back some to expose the metal end(recommend)...

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Car starts but will not keep running?

it cud b a number of things but keep these in mind when diagnosing a gasoline engine. in order to run it needs air, fuel, spark, and compression. start there.

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Your powerstroke will not cold start but once you finally do get it to start it will run very raged then after about 20 minutes it will clean up and run desent?

that's an easy fix. the fuel filter needs replaced about$31.00 at autozone takes 5 min to change

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Geo Tracker will not start when hot?

1: loss of spark test spark.2; flooding hot , cause by to rich. (huge list)3: loss of fuel.4: loss of electric power hot.see my profile see link.

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Will low oil cause car not start?

Seized Engine Low oil levels can cause the engine to seize, or not turn over.Not only can low only levels cause a car to not start, but it can also damage the engine.

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Car will start and go in gear but will not move?

Could be,Transmission failure,Parking brake stuck (frozen brake cables),

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1989 Chevrolet corsica 2.8 engine engine will not start have plenty of gas spark to plugs electric supply to imjecters?

Double check to make sure you have your spark plug wires in the correct order. If they're out of order (on the wrong plugs) the plugs will fire, but not in the correct order to ignite the fuel. If the wires are on in the correct order, check your ignition timing. Incorrect timing could also cause...

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Why is your Car stalling at normal operating temperature?

Depends on year, make, and model. Just because the car stalls doesnt mean that its the temperature that is the problem. Can be hundreds of reasons. A common one is the alternator isn't charging the battery which is therefor not running the engine. This causes your engine to not get the electrical...

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If your car over-heated and shut off while driving and now will not start at all is the head gasket blown or is the whole engine shot?

It really needs to be checked out but it doesn't sound good. It probably is ruined as the rings and pistons are probably melted.

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Why will a car start and run for a few minutes then loses power to the engine like you stopped giving it gas dies and will not start again after about 10 minutes you can start the car again?

i can start the car, and it runs for a few meters, dies out like im giving it no gas. then it will not restart. after sitting about 10 minutes or so, it will start again and is drivable for a few more meters, then dies again to have the whole process rinse and repeat itself . it also makes a loud...

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Why won't your 1991 Pontiac firebird start but all the electrical will work normally you have to wait like 20 minutes then it starts like nothing happend?

It's not my firebird, it's yours. I have a 1991 Aztek. It was a prototype given to me by my Uncle George, who is in prison now for abusing animals.

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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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My 1993 subaru legacy will not go in reverse it just started doing this and i don't know why?

Physically can't shift to reverse - maybe linkage worn or out of adjustment Car won't move in reverse -(Auto) maybe bad transmission pump

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What are some reasons why a 2001 Tahoe will not start?

Being a GM, one reason could be a bad fuel pump, another reason could be a bad fuel pump and then again it could be a bad fuel pump. I would check the fuel pump.

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Why your car starts but will not go forward or backwards on gear change?

What type of transmission do you have Maunal or Automatic? If it is a manual transmission then possibly the clutch is worn. If it is an Automatic, then possibly the fluid is too low or may just need service. Check underneath the car to see if the fluid had been leaking. Do you recall a leak under...

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Why will a Ford F-150 start but not turn off?

Sounds like a problem with the ignition switch.

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Why does a car sounds like it wants to start but will not turn over?

This is a murder mystery - Right? This is totally no comprendo. You are missing some or all of the clues and of the critical elements. 1 Is the starter running and nothing happening? Send more info please.Q:I'm having a similar problem with my Hyundai it sounds as if the starter and alternator ar...

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Why is my gear shifter locked .my car is started but will not shift into gear?

the brake interlock press on the brake to release it

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Why does my car start but when you give it gas it will not move?

Take your foot off the gas and apply it to the break. Then shift from park to either reverse or drive. That usually works.

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Why car will not crank at all due to installing batery7 backwards?

Simply because the cars wiring is built only to run one way + to + : - to -

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What is wrong if your Mercedes 280sel will not start and you do not hear any sounds from the car when you try to start the engine?

Clean the battery cables first.

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Why would everything be powered but the car will not start?

Ignition or ignition switch could be bad or the selanoid could have went out

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Why does auto page remote starter will sometimes not start vehicle?

maybe you need a new battery in your remote control

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Why would my car stop running while driving and will not start back up?

Not knowing the year, make or model, I can only make a few suggestions, it could be a bad fuel pump, ran out of gasoline, broken timing belt, bad crank sensor or a dead battery because of alternator failure.

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Why does my 2002 chev S-10 turns over but will not start?

2002 chev S-10 will turn over but not start.

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Why will my car not start unless i press on the gas pedal?

if it has a carburetor it is normal

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My car lost power while driving and now it will not start why?

Your car lost power while you were driving and it will not start now because the battery is depleted.

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Why would the Check engine light only come on and stay when engine starts up warm. Engine light will not appear if started and ran from cold 1998 5.7 liter Vortex?

If the battery is tired and the engine is hard to start hot that could set a low voltage code.But the only way to know is to have the computer scanned

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Peak temperature in combustion chamber petrol engine?

2500K around 4000*F or 2225*C

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Would sugar in a gas tank make your engine start smoking at start up?

No, smoking at start up would probably be defective valve seals.

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Will a seized engine crank at all?

No. If it did crank over it wouldn't be seized.

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Maximum temperature in internal combustion engines?

Temperatures in the combustion chamber can reach 4,500*F or 2,500*C.

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Why will the window not work in your Chrysler Concord?

Usual issues are window motor, window regulator, switches & wiring

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Why would your car not shake at 120 mph but start to shake very badly at 130 to 140 mph?

The symptom would indicate a wheel/tire/balance problem. You need to have a professional inspect if you are driving at those speeds. also make sure if you drive at 120+ mph, you have "Z" rated tires for safety.

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Who knows why my1960 Vw transporter 2.4l diesel will not start the glow plug indicator does not light up?

because in 1960 vw did not make a diesel engine

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What can cause engine not to start?

Car Won't Start, What's The Cause Dead Battery. A dead battery is the most common reason why engines fail to start up. Clogged Fuel Filter. Another common issue that creeps up on older cars is a clogged fuel filter. Ignition chamber failures. Starter Failure.

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What causes an engine not to start?

Common Causes of Car Engine Crank But Won't Start Lack of Sparks. Lack of spark might be because of a damaged ignition module, a faulty crank position sensor, or a problem in the ignition circuit, such as the wiring, antitheft system, or a malfunctioning ignition switch.Lack of fuel. Low com...

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Why does my car not start in the rain?

Old or worn ignition wires, or a cracked or leaky distributor cap, can cause the vehicle to experience hard starting.In wet weather, moisture can build up in the distributor cap and cause it to short, which will leave the vehicle without a reliable spark.

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Engine will rotate but wont start?

what kind of car2002 Pontiac grandam se 2.2

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Why will my car not go in reverse?

Pump the clutch a few times if your car has a manual transmission system.If the transmission doesn't engage, switch off your car's engine, then shift into First, then Neutral.If your vehicle shifts into reverse with the engine turned off, then your clutch is the problem, not your transmission.

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I was in an accident in my 97 Nissan Altima and now it will not start?

check the fuel pump cut off. Most newer model vehicles have a fuel cut off switch to stop the flow of fuel after an accident. there should be a reset button, either in the trunk, or in one of the front footwells. If you can't find it, call local dealer and they can tell you exact location.

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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 is my engine temperature indicator staying on high?

The guage goes up when the vehicle is overheating. Possibilities to start checking are: air pocket in cooling system, sending unit is defective, cooling fan not working, guage is broken, head gasket leak, cooling system leak.

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Why does engine coolant overflow but the temperature is normal?

In all probability you either have a bad radiator cap or an air lock.

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Why does the engine temperature rise when the car idles?

Your radiator cooling fan is malfunctioning

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What would cause the temperature and fuel and rpm gages not to work at all?

Hi, you dont say which vehicle. These are usually protected on most cars by one or two fuses and the power supplied by a voltage control unit. Assuming you havent got a wiring diagram, sfter checking fuses trying wiggling any relays or black boxes and also tapping lightly any modules or similar i...

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Can a bad coolant temperature sensor cause car not to start?

Bad coolant temperature sensor causes cold starting problems If you have to pump the gas pedal in the morning to keep your car running, you may have a bad engine coolant temperature sensor.You can have a bad sensor even without a “check engine” light or trouble code.

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Why doesn't the check engine light does not come on when I start my truck?

Evidently the bulb is blown out. It needs to be replaced.

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Why will my 98 rodeo that will not start after running out of gas I have put gas in the tank?

The fuel rail is vapor locked. Crack a connection slightly and have someone turn the key on. When you get fuel, tighten the connection.

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