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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

Selina Lee-Andersen
Selina Lee-Andersen
07:51 02 Aug 19
I contacted instaMek to take a look at my car that wouldn't start. Mohamed came to do a diagnosis - he was prompt, helpful, knowledgeable and professional. Moe was able to get a replacement part right away and complete the repair on the same day. Not only is it convenient to have a mechanic come to you, but the service was great from the booking stage right through to the completion of the work.... The text messages letting you know when the Mek is on the way, and the job reports provide the value-add. Highly recommended!read more
Y Tsukagoshi
Y Tsukagoshi
01:45 15 May 19
i called Instamek at 10AM to arrange a pre-purchase inspection for a 2008 Toyota that i liked at a dealership.Kyle answered my call and helped me to set up an appointment with the dealer the same day AT 3PM .Their mechanic Mohamed arrived on time and did a detailed inspection which revealed worn suspension and rear brake pads worn out.i was able to negotiate with the dealer and drop the price... accordingly.I got a quote for the repair by Kyle and Mohamed came to my home the same weekend and did the repair as quoted .i like my new Toyota.Excellent experience from start to finish.. thank youread more
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.
Jonathan Paul
Jonathan Paul
15:16 21 Mar 19
I called Instamek to diagnose my 99 Acura EL not starting. Mohammed arrived at 4PM and found the problem wthin 15 minutes of testing. They provided me with the quote, I approved the job through my cell phone and he was back the next day to replace the distributor assembly. The whole process was incredibly simple, plus I saved $80 on a two to a garage two blocks from my home. I decided to get... the oil changed as well, because why not? Mohammed get's two thumbs up from me. Would I recommend Instamek? Absolutely! Will I use them again? Most definitely, even if my car isn't having trouble starting. The experience was a great one. Booking is easy and their customer service is on the ball.read more
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
David Fraser
David Fraser
23:05 06 Mar 19
My wife’s car would start but stall at traffic lights. My best guess after checking battery and belts was that I’d require a new alternator. For the cost of a tow, the instamek mechanic diagnosed problem and got the car running. The technician Jack found a faulty sensor, cleaned the contacts and my wife is now happy once more. Very courteous and thorough service. No doubt I’ll be using them in... the future.read more

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