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Push brake pedal hard & crank steering wheel back & other way, while trying to turn key. Try to avoid leaving wheels turned when parking if it works. I always center mine then shut it off.

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2000 chevy blazer crank no start. I was told it overheated and has been parked ever since. (one year). I replaced cap, rotor, plugs and wires. wont start and only one code P0122. please help


I'm not sure about a Prius? If cranking rpms sound faster than normal, you need to check compression.
You may need fresh fuel? After it sat that long I may have pulled the plugs and tried the crankshaft by hand, plus add few drops of oil in each cylinder, before cranking.
I saw what you replaced, what testing have you done? Did you visually check for spark at the plugs, engine cranking. Key on engine off, did you use a gage and check proper fuel pressure, with the spider fuel system, 60--66 psi. After it is started it may run with about 10 psi less. Engine cranking you have fuel injector pulse?
The code is for throttle position sensor. Three wire connector, 5 volt ref--ground--signal. You can use digital multimeter to check signal wire, just turn on the key, move throttle by hand, watch the voltage, closed throttle .36--.96 voltage, wot 4.0 min. Voltage should move up and down smoothly.

May 16, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

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2002 chevy trailblazer and it will not crank or start and the key has gotten stuck in the ignition. I also got a jumpstart and it still didn't start. What is wrong, Please?


Could be a number of thing's , can you do automotive electrical testing ? Do you know if starting is PCM / ECM controlled or BCM controlled ? Do you know what these are ? BCM - body control module , PCM/ECM - engine computer !
Moving the ignition switch to the START position sends a 12-volt signal to the engine control module (ECM)/powertrain control module (PCM) Crank Request circuit. The ECM/PCM verifies that the transmission is in the PARK or NEUTRAL position. With the transmission in Park, voltage flows through the Park/Neutral position switch and feeds the starter relay coil. The PCM then grounds the control circuit of the starter relay. When the starter relay is energized it allows battery positive voltage to the starter solenoid S terminal. On some vehicles the starter will continue to crank the engine with the key released until it starts or the crank command has timed out to prevent excessive heat build up in the starter circuitry or the ECM/PCM receives an engine run flag.
Circuit Description (BCM Controlled)
Moving the ignition to the START position signals the body control module (BCM) that engine crank has been requested. The BCM verifies that theft is not active and sends a serial data message to the powertrain control module (PCM) requesting engine start. The BCM also energizes the RUN/CRANK RELAY. When the RUN/CRANK RELAY switch side closes, and the vehicle is in Park or Neutral or with the clutch is fully depressed, if equipped, supplies voltage to the starter relay coil. The PCM verifies the transmission is in Park or Neutral and the clutch is fully depressed, if equipped. The PCM will then ground the control circuit of the starter relay, closing the switch supplying voltage to the starter solenoid. On some vehicles the starter will continue to crank the engine with the key released until it starts of the crank command has timed out to prevent excessive heat build up in the starter circuitry or the PCM receives an engine run flag.
Do you know what a park neutral safety switch is ? What do you mean key stuck in ignition ? Can't turn the key to off position , or you can an the key will not come out ?
Your best bet , take it to a qualified repair shop .

Apr 04, 2017 | 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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2006 pt cruiser. It ran, stood for around 2month and won't crank up. I hear the fuel pump, the starter will not move, I replaced the starter and still no crank or move on the starter.


Can you hear a relay clicking when you turn the key over to "Start"? if not then a faulty relay could be the reason the starter motor is not cranking over. Is the starter solenoid "clicking in" but the engine not turning over? if so , can you turn the engine over by hand?

Oct 15, 2016 | 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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Car will not start


1st what model car is it and do you have a car starter or antitheft ok now put the key in turn key on press brake move the shifter if automatic to neutral try to start then move it back to park now does it start or crank over if cranks over is there gas coming in the engine and fire from the plugs if no fire or no gas then go from there all fuses are good it is all basic checking first to see what is the problem

Jan 28, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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My Suzuki esteem wont get fire to the plugs, we've replaced the coils and fuel pump and got a new batterie. still wont crank up


wow no year stated or engine option,,,,, a hard row to hoe.......
the pump dont create spark but all cars cut fuel if there is no spark.
for , fire safety. fix spark first. ignore all other symptoms.
Cranks but does not spark is the #1 symptom.
2nd is no spark, i guess that means at all spark plugs and not one?
what engine do you have,, Esteems dont come one just 1 engine.
so discover that engine, code, like G16 or J18?
The G16 has distributor, the J18 has COP coils x4
apples and oranges different.

So i will answer non specifically.
When you crank, does the tachometer needle move about 300 rpm?
with the scan tool do you see DTC errors as you crank for 5 seconds> release key and look? with key still on>?
P0340s 355s? etc>?
when cranking does the scan tool show RPM? moving up scale?
if car is 96 or newer year, the car has 2 devices that makes spark
one is CMP and the other is CKP. on the G16 engines, it
only needs CMP to make spark ( then ignitor, then coil, the distributor.) did you change you G16 timing belt at 60k miles>?
if not it may not generate spark due to the dizzy timing is way off now.
the J18 engine has no Dizzy (distributor) it has COP.
aka: DIS Distributorless ignition System
The car has CMP on the back side of the left cam.
It can go dead, but the ECU will tell you this fact of you use
as scan tool in the proper way,
the proper way is to crank for 5 seconds, and release key
and look for stored codes. do not turn key off,
until you scan for DTCs live, in memory or pending.
The J18 has 4 COPs check each for spark, not just one.
you can swap the bad ones around , and see if its bad.
post engine size and year, and you'd be amazed at better posts.

Sep 14, 2013 | Suzuki Esteem Cars & Trucks

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2004 Envoy XUV doesn't always crank.


I want to see if i catch your drift ! When you turn the key in the ignition switch to start , nothing happens ? Have you tried moving the gear slector to the neutral position to see if it starts then ? Park neutral safety switch problem , maybe .
Here is a description of how it works or how it's suppose to work .
Circuit Description (ECM/PCM Controlled)
Moving the ignition switch to the START position sends a 12-volt signal to the engine control module (ECM)/powertrain control module (PCM) Crank Request circuit. The ECM/PCM verifies that the transmission is in the PARK or NEUTRAL position. With the transmission in Park, voltage flows through the Park/Neutral position switch and feeds the starter relay coil. The PCM then grounds the control circuit of the starter relay. When the starter relay is energized it allows battery positive voltage to the starter solenoid S terminal. On some vehicles the starter will continue to crank the engine with the key released until it starts or the crank command has timed out to prevent excessive heat build up in the starter circuitry or the ECM/PCM receives an engine run flag.
Circuit Description (BCM Controlled)
Moving the ignition to the START position signals the body control module (BCM) that engine crank has been requested. The BCM verifies that theft is not active and sends a serial data message to the powertrain control module (PCM) requesting engine start. The BCM also energizes the RUN/CRANK RELAY. When the RUN/CRANK RELAY switch side closes, and the vehicle is in Park or Neutral or with the clutch is fully depressed, if equipped, supplies voltage to the starter relay coil. The PCM verifies the transmission is in Park or Neutral and the clutch is fully depressed, if equipped. The PCM will then ground the control circuit of the starter relay, closing the switch supplying voltage to the starter solenoid. On some vehicles the starter will continue to crank the engine with the key released until it starts of the crank command has timed out to prevent excessive heat build up in the starter circuitry or the PCM receives an engine run flag.

May 13, 2017 | 2004 GMC Envoy

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Why would turning the steering wheel while cranking engine gets my car to start?


The ignition switch in the column most likely has a break in it. So when you move the steering wheel, it moves the wire so it completes the connection when you turn the key. Have the ignition switch replaced.

Oct 19, 2012 | 1992 Honda Civic

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I have a 1996 BMW 318TI and when I turn ignition, the engine dosen't turn, but when i put a remote starter the engine turns, but no spark fire from spark. I need a solution to fix this quick!


Does the key have a alarm on it if it does youll need to replace the battery in the key.When the key is put in the transponder sends a signal to give spark and it does.then it starts. If you say the key doesnt have a alarm try this when the key is turn to the ACC position do you hear the pump. now if you crank it with the remote does the pump turn on? If yes you can do this go to the crank sensor pull on the harness(crank sensor has a tendency to get loose) does the crank move if it does youll need to tighten it up with the proper gap. if it doest solve it do this. close the door with the battery at a proper charge put the key in the door unlock it get in put the key in ignition now does it crank. If no you have a alarm problem.

Apr 23, 2011 | 1996 BMW 318

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Won't crank over


Try to turn the engine over with a socket on the crank bolt. If you can turn the engine over, replace the starter.

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