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Car Cranks But Won’t Start Service

Cost of a Car Cranks but Won’t Start Inspection

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Why won’t my car start? Here are common reasons why your Car Cranks but Won’t Start:

Car cranks but won’t start

  • Faulty fuel pump: A bad fuel pump won't deliver fuel to the engine, even if you've just filled up.
  • Faulty spark plugs: Without hot sparks to ignite the fuel charge in each cylinder, there is no combustion and no expansion of the burning mixture. Therefore, the engine will not start.
  • Faulty timing belt: If the timing belt stretches or breaks, the car will not start. Furthermore, repeatedly trying to turn the engine on can cause serious damage to the engine by bringing the valves in contact with the piston.
  • Faulty ignition coil: If the ignition coil is not working, there will be no spark and without a spark the car won’t start.
  • Bad cam or crank sensor: If the sensors are not working they will either provide no information to the ignition system, or will provide incorrect data. In both cases, the engine will not turn on.

Car cranks but won’t start and has clicking noise

A clicking noise when trying to start your car and no engine ignition usually indicates a battery problem. Either the battery is discharged or the connections are faulty. If the battery and the connections are functional, then the starter might have failed.
  • Faulty battery or terminals: Batteries have a finite lifespan, and terminals can loosen or corrode.
  • Faulty starter: You can easilyidentify this problem if nothing happens when you turn the key in the ignition.
  • Ignition problem: Ignition problems occur due to faulty contacts in the ignition switch, or in the wiring. If there is a grinding noise when you turn the key.
  • Starter is faulty: Do not persist in cranking the engine.

Car cranks but won’t start and the battery is good

If your car isn’t cranking and the headlights turn on, that means that the problem probably lies in the starter or the ignition. However, if the starter or ignition is the problem, the engine can be jump started.

What to expect during a car cranks but won't start diagnostic:

A top-rated mobile mechanic will show up to your selected location and will determine the source and cause of your car not starting, and will then provide a detailed inspection report that includes the scope and cost of the necessary repairs.

How it's done:

Our certified mechanic will check the ignition system, fuel system, and charging system, and then look for any mechanical damage. Sometimes this checking process includes testing alternative fuel sources, like a quick shot of brake or carburetor cleaner into the throttle body, or a quick shot of liquid fuel via a vacuum line. If the engine starts, sputters and then dies, that means there is a fuel delivery problem.

How important is this service?

If your car won't start, do not ignore the problem, this is an issue that should be dealt with promptly. Contact us and we will book a mechanic for you so that your problem can be solved as soon as possible.

Car Cranks But Won’t Start Diagnostic Reviews

Iain Rogers
Iain Rogers
22:36 27 May 20
My truck wouldn't start, and I knew it wasn't the battery. Booked an appointment online and the mechanic showed up quickly. He diagnosed the problem quickly and correctly, gave a fair quote right on the spot and explained everything. My starter was replaced and I'm back in business. I can't recommend highly enough. Also, definitely go for Instamek PRIME. It got me a good discount on my repair... and now I get maintenance service calls, and roadside assistance.read more
Glenn Findlay
Glenn Findlay
15:37 10 Mar 20
InstaMek got me going again after my vehicle was incorrectly jump-started at a parking facility. Quick, professional service.
Ashutosh Chhabra
Ashutosh Chhabra
17:35 23 Apr 19
Came on Sunday to help start my car. Fixed the fuse. Mechanic knew exactly where to look and fix. They were also polite to deal with.
gladtidings
gladtidings
18:20 11 Mar 19
Absolutely top class service! My car wouldn't start and literally within 5 mins my car was up and running and they didn't even charge me for the service just for the diagnostic and it's been about a week now with no issues. This company genuinely cares about the service they give and they even followed up to see if everything went well. Im definitely going to be using this service again in the... future and I'm going to tell all my friends and family just how affordable, reliable and convienent the service they deliver is!read more
gladtidings
gladtidings
18:18 11 Mar 19
Absolutely top class service! My car wouldn't start and literally within 5 mins my car was up and running and they didn't even charge me for the service just for the diagnostic and it's been about a week now with no issues. This company genuinely cares about the service they give and they even followed up to see if everything went well. Im definitely going to be using this service again in the... future and I'm going to tell all my friends and family just how affordable, reliable and convienent the service they deliver is!read more
Codey Falkenberg
Codey Falkenberg
21:12 02 Feb 19
Great service! My vehicle wouldn't start in the parade of my building. InstaMek was able to troubleshoot it and get it started. It wasn't possible to make the repairs since it required raising it but they were very helpful in explaining the cause of the problem and what needed to be done to fix it
Wylie Diegel
Wylie Diegel
04:05 09 Jan 19
Great first experience. Quick response and friendly, efficient and knowledgeable tech. Highly recommend Todd B. No start diagnosis in under an hour!

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