parallax background

Car Cranks But Won’t Start? Get a diagnostic at your home

Our certified mechanics come to you · Backed by 12-month / 20,000 km gold standard warranty program.

8AM - 6PM Monday to Saturday

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

Giovanna Monastero
Giovanna Monastero
19:09 02 Nov 20
Got a free inspection as a starting promotion for a car I just bought. I was extremely impressed with the service. I'm always a bit skeptical with mechanics from previous experiences, but Waheed was incredible. Not only super nice and polite, but also explained the issues he found and answered the questions I had. I don't usually write reviews but in this case I had to, and will definitely be... using InstaMek's services in the more
Shelby Gupta
Shelby Gupta
20:03 28 Oct 20
Was stuck with a car that wouldn’t start and a 10 day wait for service at the dealership. But then... I found Instamek! Grant was at my house replacing the starter on my car within 3 hours of booking! He showed up on time, was courteous and friendly, and had that car up and running quickly. Instamek has made my life so much simpler now. What a game changer! Thanks again Grant!
Curtis Wong
Curtis Wong
22:15 01 Sep 20
Called instaMek on a whim and I'm glad that I did! Glen is a consummate professional in every sense of the word, and was an absolute delight to have working on my vehicle. The issue was clearly identified and explained, and he was transparent about the process from start to finish. It's rare to find people adept at their craft and hospitable in equal measure, and Glen is one such individual.... Thanks again for your work!read more
Rodger C. Philip
Rodger C. Philip
19:20 20 Aug 20
Hello from Edmonton, I would give 10 stars if I could. Instamek saved me much time and money, . They were professional, polite and a pleasure to deal with. It was my first Instamek experience and it changed the way I see car repairs, it will be my call going forward.From start to finish it was the easiest car repair of my life. My problem without leaving home and now I'm back on the road.My... mechanic was Alexey I. He understands people as well as cars.He was frank and honest in his assessment and this saved me a lot of time and money avoiding unnecessary repairs.He was an absolute pleasure to deal with and Instamek is now my first call for auto repairs.I cannot say enough about his people skills in the field.Pricing was much better than a Dealer shop IMHO and not having to tow,move etc the vehicle makes such a service the logical choice.Save the tow dough , forget the headache, the car repair world has changed forever - they come to you now - call Alexey - he'll take care of you.BTW - they sent my quote within a few minutes along with a picture of the mechanic making the house call with it. I couldn't be happier with the more
Izi Kavazo
Izi Kavazo
18:58 17 Jul 20
Very convenient, and easy to schedule. The work gets done quickly and without any headaches. Mohammed is very flexible and friendly.My work uses them exclusively to service and repair the fleet vehicles. I'll probably start using them for my personal vehicle as well.
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.
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

We are open from 8am - 6pm Monday to Saturday