Just replaced the battery. Auto is cranking but not turning over. It's cold up here also. Suspecting gas line freeze since it's so cold up here. I put some gas treatment in it. It has 1/4 tank of gas in it. No warning signs given prior to current problem.
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Re: cranks but won't start
1. cranking is "turning over". Starting is what it is not doing. Did you check for spark at plugs when cranking? Why did you change battery? If fuel line is frozen, generally freeze takes place in the line. Anything you add to tank will not help at this point. (you can heat line with a hair dryer etc (no torches) Most fuels today contain some alcohol so antifreeze for fuel is pretty much redundant. If you have been cranking it fore some time, it would be a good idea to check spark plugs to make sure they are still dry and not fuel fouled... Liquid gasoline does not burn... only fumes ignite. In cold weather, fuel does not vaporize properly and can easily foul plugs.
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wont crank or wont start.?? no car starts , if it cant crank. (unless push starter (M/T magic) that is not a trans sensor its the PRN switch. ill answer for, wont CRANK ! it wont crank even with a good battery (charged) or jump started. 1: bad start 2: bad wires to same. so hot wire the starter small wire, the key start line is tiny. cranks. , starter good, no crank starter bad or cables bad. if it cranks hot wired, then the key line is dead. easy, huh?
It could be the fuel pump, but try the battery first, it is less expensive and if that's not the problem you can normally take it back. Then maybe try tune-up if you have not had one recently. These are least expensive options as opposed to replacing a fuel pump.
it sound as i9f you have a frozen gas line you may have to put the car in a place where it can get warm and put some gas line ati freeze in the gas tank also make sure you have a good charge on the battery its cold here in Michigan too wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.
If your gas lines were froze then there is obviously water in your fuel
system which even once thawed could prevent your car from starting and
may not run good if it does. With that being said it obviously has to
be cold for your gas lines to freeze and cold weather is ******* your
battery especially if it sits for a while. Turn on your headlights and
see if they are working good as well as your dome light and radio. If
they are not working good or at all charge the battery with a battery
charger, even though you have tried to jump it. Your car will have a
fairly small battery and the smaller the cold cranking amps your
battery is rated for the worse it will be in cold weather, possibly
even not turning your engine over. If you do all this and it does not
work it may be your starter but my money is on the battery.