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Engine wont crank, no fuel pump running but has ignition. ETC light stays on longer than bulb check should.


no crank, is basic starter path failure
the lamps are useless here,
ill guess automatic trans.....
forget pump, just starter.

does it crank in neutral as instructed in the oper,guide?
yes/no
if yes, park switch
no, the jumper cable crank engine, does it crank now.?
yes, battery was dead, or lugs corroded green
no? then clean lugs, rpeat
no? the starter bad or key line bad
next
HOT WIRE THE STARTER At solenoid(keys in pocket)
no crank with good battery,starter is bad. (or possible cables)
yes, crank well now you know your starters good in 5min.work
this means the KEY line is dead.
id scan the pcm now or first,is better.
some cars have starter relay
what happens is the PRNDL switch in the trans
in P or N , energizes said relay allowing the key line 12v reach said starter small lug.
see?
only $10 voltmeter i see the cause fast.
easy .
the key in must be 11v or more. cranking.
if 0 or real low bad line, 8v the solenoid chatters.so....
ending my secrets now..

no tools? nor meter?

charge your battery?> have some one charge it and test it.?
jumper cable crank it(call AAA TOW?)
USE a known good battery from other car yet.
all fail check key line
hit starter on side with hammer? (sorry a tool)


btw dead batteries fail all tests. so charge it first then test it or be out $130 for nuttn.
(makes car stores rich, not now..)

Dec 04, 2015 | 2007 Jeep Compass 2.4

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93 Geo Storm standard Transmission 1.6 Engine Lately I have to push start it Replaced ignition switch Checked all the fuses Starters good Help 48 disabled female


bad fuel, is it old? fuel.
needs tuneup, air cleaner and spark plugs , at least.
if the starter cranks fast and dont' start,
but does push started. that means the spark is weak
when cranking, and marginal spark plugs can do that.
this car is really (under Geo snake skins) a
an Isuzu Impulse
and Isuzu is defunct there too. (double bad)

now my real guess......analysis...
im not sure your order stated.
the engine would not crank over with a key before the new switch or after?
and "starters good", does that mean , it still fails to crank start with key
but the hot wiring of starter does?
try this:
tell use what happens when you turn the key, is best.
I turn the key, and i get the dash board to light up,
lots of lights. and the CEL LaMP GLOWS.
the CEL lamp, means the ENGINE brain is alive.
then you turn the key to cranks (start) position.
  1. nothing happens.
  2. it only clicks
  3. it cranks slowly,
  4. it cranks fast, just like a new car does. fast. cranking.

1,2,3,4.?

and does jumper cable starts work>?
if this works , your battery is low. , discharged or dead, or bad.
if the battery keeps going low, its bad, or the alternator fails to charge the battery, or you have phantom drains , discharging it as you sleep.

my guess, (based on most common)
is #3, slow cranks, and spark plugs are long since gone.(fouled and gaps no longer in spec>)

Nov 01, 2014 | 1993 Geo Storm

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Engine won't start turn


no crank
1: battery dead, not charged. does it jump crank?
2: bad battery (corroded clean em) cables lugs. (4 ends)
3: bad starter /solenoid, assembly
4: engine seized, (turn it by hand you cant?)
5: bad key line, (from key switch to PRNDL to stater , no connections)

jump start it, if passed test, battery bad/discharged , and if fail?
you then (battery is good)
hot wire the starter solenoid, keys in pockets
fail? yes, bad starter, seized engine. turn by hand , now you know.
if passes hot wire test, bad key line. (tiny wire)

easy huh?

Dec 22, 2013 | 1997 Toyota RAV4

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Location relay


no model Honda stated, nor year, 1973?
my guess is
car fails to crank, am i right,?
ask how to trouble shoot NO CRANK (easy)
if engine CRANKS, ask who to trouble shoot that (longest book on earth)
ever clean the battery lugs this decade?
no crank, does car have A/T o r M/T tranny, not stated.
did jumper starts or known good battery (fully charged) crank motor fast (y/n)
yes, bad battery
no, bad cranking system. (its a system not 1 part)

cranking dead.
i hot wire the starter, soleniod.
motor cranks but dont start (cuz keys are in my pocket for safety)
no crank is bad starter or bad battery cables
cranks fast. starter and crank shaft on engine spins normal
cause,bad key line.

post results. we can work a bad key line, after post tranny type.
the above cuts the problem in1/2.
1: bad cranking system.
2: bad key line.


if battery is just discharged, its a bad battery or bad charging system.
owning a charger solve this as is using a voltmeter on battery after a good start.

Dec 14, 2013 | Honda Cars & Trucks

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Changecheck engine light bulb


light should come on and stay on with the key on but not in the start or crank position. once the engine cranks and is running all is well if the light goes out and stays out. bulb is in the cluster assy

Nov 01, 2013 | Chevrolet Caprice Classic Cars & Trucks

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Failed Emmission test


So you are saying the bulb for the check engine light is burned out and needs to be replaced ??
And the trouble codes you listed are for lean fuel mixture which could point to a vac leak or low fuel pressure.

Jan 14, 2013 | 1999 Ford Explorer

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Whats a key on engine off / cranking bulb


If you key got damage or you change your battery that can cause for the computer not recognizing your key. the is a ship on you car key this is call transponder key. and you are going to need a locksmith or Nissan dealership to reprogram the key on your car computer. here is a link to help you understand this



Oct 05, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

1998 mazda millenia car will crank engine shudders when trying to crank. Starter engages when the key is in the on position.. starter stays engaged when engine is running


its one of two faults a starter fault or a switch fault,,
test the switch by hooking a wire to the small terminil on the starter and hooking a 12 volt light bulb up to it,,,now turn the key,,this bulb will light up,,,only for the time the key is held in the start up poshion if it stayes light up when you have let go the key the key switch if faulty

Aug 21, 2010 | Mazda Millenia Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

2005 gmc safari wont start checked coil spark


how much fuel pressure you have when turn key on

Feb 04, 2010 | 2005 GMC Safari

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