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What common car problems can cause no-start?

What common car problems can cause no-start?

When you first notice that your car is struggling to start, you'll want to be proactive about addressing the problem. By delaying, there's the risk that the issue will soon worsen to the extent that you can't get your engine to start whatsoever. Here are seven common causes of no-start.

Clogged Fuel Filter

If your fuel filter is all clogged up, your engine might not be capable of taking in the necessary fuel to come roaring to life. Getting a new fuel filter every 30,000 miles can prevent this problem, and can also improve fuel-efficiency.

Faulty Starter

If you turn the key and your engine doesn't start but you do get a clicking noise, then you've got a sign of starter trouble. Another indication of a starter problem is that your engine won't start but your dash lights will come on.

Bad Fuel Pump

Fuel pump trouble can prevent gas from reliably traveling from the tank to the engine. Signs of a fuel pump issue include sputtering at high speeds, as well as inconsistent acceleration.

Dirty Fuel Injectors

Fouled-up fuel injectors may prevent your combustion chamber from receiving an adequate amount of fuel. Pouring a fuel additive into your tank can help with cleaning injectors.

Battery/Charging System Issues

New car batteries should work dependably for three to five years. When a battery dies at an earlier age for no obvious reason (like you forgot to turn off your headlights), a faulty alternator is often to blame.

Failing Distributor Cap

Spark plugs may not receive sufficient voltage if moisture is finding its way beneath the distributor cap.

Faulty Ignition Switch

For power to be properly directed to the starter solenoid, you need a healthy ignition switch. One sign of ignition switch trouble is flickering dash lights.

If you need auto repair, be sure to bring your vehicle to a reputable mechanic. For auto repair in Kirby, Leon Valley, and San Antonio, TX, contact the experts at Diesel and Gas Garage at (210) 760-3133. Feel free to give Diesel and Gas Garage a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your repair or maintenance needs! Diesel and Gas Garage also provides expert air brake repair in San Antonio!

Posted: February 11, 2021