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When I turn the key nothing happens no click?
If nothing happens when you turn the ignition key to the “Start” position, it means that the starter motor doesn’t turn over the engine. Most commonly this could be caused by a dead battery; read above How to check the battery. The ignition switch could be bad – it’s a common problem.
Why won’t my car start but the radio and lights work?
If the lights and/or the radio come on but the car does not start, you may also have dirty or corroded battery terminals. The terminals are what connect the electrical system to the battery. If you can get the car started by jumping it, it’s a good bet that your battery was the problem.
How do you tell if it’s your starter or ignition switch?
Test the Starter It is under the hood, usually on the passenger side at the bottom of the motor next to the transmission. The ignition switch is a set of electrical contacts that activates the starter and usually is located on the steering column.
Why won’t my car turn over but I have power?
If you turn the key and can hear the starter motor trying to turn the engine over, the lack of power is likely caused by electrical issues such as a weak battery, dirty battery terminals or a worn starter motor. Corrosion over time can interrupt the flow of electricity from the battery to the rest of the car.
Why does my car sometimes not start?
If your vehicle won’t start, it’s usually caused by a dying or dead battery, loose or corroded connection cables, a bad alternator or an issue with the starter. It can be hard to determine if you’re dealing with a battery or an alternator problem.
Can a bad key cause car not to start?
If you recently got a new key and it wasn’t correctly programmed, your vehicle will not start. If the chip inside your key got damaged in any way, your vehicle may not be able to read the information on the key, resulting in a failure to start.
Why does my key not turn in the ignition?
Common reasons the ignition key won’t turn include attempting to use a key for a different vehicle, or a locked steering wheel. You can unlock the steering wheel by turning the steering wheel from side to side while simultaneously turning the ignition key on.
What does a dead starter sound like?
Something sounds off. One of the symptoms of a bad starter is a clicking noise when you turn the key or push the start button. However, a starter can die without making any sound at all, or it may announce its impending death with whirring and grinding noise—so listen up!
How to diagnose a no start, turn key and nothing happens?
Steps to Diagnosing a car that you turn key and nothing happens from Chrisfix Video: Check battery charge, and battery connections for corrosion. Tighten battery terminals, and check to make sure headlights work/seem strong/interior lights work. Make sure instrument panel lights up and all lights come on normally (check engine, airbag, etc.)
Why does my car not start when I turn the key?
There are a lot of ways the cars can not start. One of the most annoying ways is when you turn the key and nothing happens. Also, you may have just changed the battery and have no reason to believe it is bad.
Why does the keyswitch not turn the starter?
They keyswitch may not be sending the signal to tell the battery to send juice to the starter, the battery may not be able to send enough power to the solenoid to turn the starter, the solenoid may not be ramping up the power given to it, or the starter may not be functioning and able to turn.
Why does my GM car say no start no crank?
How to diagnose a no start no click on GM vehicle. If you have a late model GM vehicle and turn the key only to hear nothing, you’ll most likely think you have a dead battery—and you may. But a no start, no crank, no click condition can be far more involved than that.