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Car sounds like it wants to start but won't:(

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    Jeffrey James Nov 06, 2012

    im a professional auto technician so work with me and we will more than likely figure this out ok? i know it stinks and it might take some hard work. but im going to do the best i can to help you with this. nice to meet you brittanee, im jeff. in the video it sounds like it is cranking (as in the starter is turning the engine but the engine isn't firing) if i'm hearing something else PLEASE LET ME KNOW LOL! ***I WILL TELL YOU RIGHT NOW IT SOUNDS LIKE THE BATTERY IS WEAK AND YOU SHOULD FIRST TRY TO JUMP START THE CAR! THE BATTERY MAY BE WEAK FROM YOU TRYING TO START IT BUT U MUST HAVE A STRONG BATTERY FIRST!*** you can use another car or a charged jump pack. if you need to know how jump start the car just ask ok?  ill try to stick with this so get back to me on what comes out of jump starting the car ;)

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I couldn't hear the car very well but the first thing i alway's check is if the battery connectors to see if they are corroded if so clean them off , use a wire brush if u have 1 " remember to where gloves ", make sure to put them back on tight. If that didn't work.Test your battery , if you don't have a tester , take it to any auto parts store almost all will test it free.If that's still not it , it could be your starter or fuel..and unless you know alot about your car , i would take it somewhere to have it fixed.

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Year make and model. Hard to tell, Is it manual transmission. If so, start with the neutral safety switch at the clutch pedal.. If automatic, replace the switch at the transmission.

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    Jeffrey James Nov 29, 2015

    the car is cranking so i dont think it could be related to any form of neutral safety switch

  • Randy Ohler Nov 29, 2015

    Yep your right, Didn't hear at first. But did turn over. No start. Check fire and fuel pressure to start.

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If the car starts when jumped and runs until you shut it off its the battery. sometimes you have to let it sit with jumper cables attached to let it charge to get it to start. if it dies shortly after you remove the jumper cables then the alternator has an issue (could be alternator or alternator wiring) and may have also killed the battery. if it still doesn't start then you'll have to take it to someone who knows a lot about cars. they will have to check fuel and spark and compression ect. to figure out whats up

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My truck wont start. i jumped it so the battery is strong.do u think it might be the fuel pump?

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