Why Won't My Car Start?


Why Won't My Car Start?When it comes to your vehicle, there are few things as frustrating as an engine that simply won't start. If there is any good news to report regarding this dire situation it is that no start issues are often easy to identify and repair. While you'll likely need a tow truck to get your vehicle to the shop, you can rest easy knowing you'll be driving home in a reliable car or truck, so long as you trust a reputable shop for service. So what are the most common no start problems?

Dead Battery

Before you rush off and call the tow truck, you'll want to make sure that your car's battery isn't the cause of trouble. If your vehicle's battery has died due to leaving the lights on or playing the radio with the motor off you can jumpstart the and the battery will be recharged, as long as the alternator isn't at fault. If you turn the key in the ignition and nothing happens, it is probable that the battery is dead.

Failed Alternator

As mentioned, the battery is recharged when the engine is up and running. This is because the alternator creates the electricity to operate the electronics on board viat the motion of the engine. If the alternator begins to fail you'll experience trouble operating the radio and other power equipment, such as electric windows, and the battery will die.

Malfunctioning Starter Motor

The starter motor gets the engine spinning when the key is turned in the ignition. The most common sign of a failed starter motor is hearing a loud click or a series of clicks when trying to start the engine. This is the sound of the starter motor actuating its pinion gear, but failing to spin.

Fuel Delivery Problem

If you turn the key and the motor turns over but doesn't start, it is most likely that the engine is not getting gas. This is primarily caused by one of three issues. The first is a failed fuel pump, second is a clogged fuel filter and the last is a malfunctioning fuel injection system.

There are other issues that can prevent no starts, such as corroded spark plugs or a faulty ignition coil. If your vehicle just won't start up and you need auto repair in Atlanta reach out to the team at Lindbergh Automotive. Our auto repair crew will quickly diagnose and fix any issue! Call Lindbergh Automotive a call at (404) 369-2348 to request an appointment for expert auto repair in Atlanta and the surrounding cities.


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