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Oh No!! See Why Your Car Is Not Starting



People love to drive their own cars but unfortunately, when they are privileged to have one, they are unable to handle minor mechanical problems.

Provided below are basic tips on how to identify minor problems should your car develops a fault;

1. Poor Ignition Switch

Perhaps the least popular reasons why your vehicle will not start has to do with a faulty ignition or ignition switch.

This is a part of a vehicle or car that will wear over time and if you start to experience problems related to trouble turning the key, have flickering dash lights when you turn the key or if the car has no reaction at all when you turn the key your car may be suffering from an ignition issue.


2. Failed Starter

Any bad starter motor will definitely be one of the first things people think of whenever their vehicle starts to have trouble starting or completely fails to start.

Any failed starter will on many occasions generate a loud single click, or a series of click, click, click the moment you turn the key.

This is clearly the sound of a starter actuating but not being able to engage with the flywheel to spin the motor.

3. Faulty Alternator

When we talk of alternator, it is a belt driven device that is responsible for creating spark in the engine as well as charging the vehicle’s battery as the car is running.

If the alternator develops a problem, the battery will be drained of its power as it takes over powering the accessories the alternator normally would during vehicle operation and the next time you go to start the car it will not fire.

4. Fuel System Issue

Issues related to fuel system can cause many problems including rough idle, power depreciation and of course cause your car not to start.

Fuel issues such as clogged fuel filter that will not allow gas to get to the engine, a failed fuel pump or dirty fuel injectors.

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