If it does not start, it may be warning of a serious fault
There are numerous reasons why a car won’t start and these are not always easy to find. It is true that not all of us are experienced mechanics who can make deep diagnoses, but many times, when we do small routine checks, we can find the reasons why a car’s starter is not working correctly.
So don’t throw your hands up when you can’t start the car because you may not have to call a tow truck. Because, although in some cases we may be warning of a serious faultIt’s not always a reason to panic. In fact, it is often more of a small defect whose repair is not complex or expensive.
what may be happening
On the other hand, it must be taken into account that when the temperature is too high or too low, the oil can thicken or become very runny, and because a certain degree of viscosity is necessary for the vehicle to function, the vehicle will not start. But it’s not the only factor…
It’s more; It may be the case that the vehicle fails to start the engine, but it does to the dash lights, headlights, and other electronics, all of which may be working fine. This is the sign that the car does have a battery, so this would not be the cause. So what is going on?
check the fuses
If the battery performs fine with a hydrometer or passes a load test, then the problem lies elsewhere. For example, the starter motor relay or the starter motor itself could have failed. It is also possible that there blown fuse or fusible link, which would prevent power from reaching the starter relay or solenoid. To test it, first check if any of the fuses are blown and then check for power at the relay and starter.
Another thing that can keep an engine from turning over, while still allowing accessories like the radio and headlights to work, is the ignition switch. This is not the mechanical part you put the key in, but the electric switch which operates the mechanical part. In some cases, you may encounter a situation where the ignition switch will fail in such a way that it will provide power to accessories but will not start the engine.
Check the starter motor
Sometimes the problem is the starter motor. Starters often click when not running, but this is not something that happens in all situations.
So if a starter has power, a possible trick and fix is hit the casing with a hammer, socket extension, or other metal object while another person tries to start the vehicle.
Another common fault is a fault in the fuel pump, which can lead to what is called a ‘flooded engine. This is an electrical device responsible for driving gasoline or diesel from the tank to the engine’s power system. Although to know for sure you will need some knowledge of mechanics and even some specialized diagnostic tool.
And if it is a diesel engine, the preheaters will be another probable cause of the engine not starting or starting with difficulty even though it has a battery. These are spark plugs that serve to heat the interior of the cylinders and facilitate the detonation of the fuel. They are parts that wear out with use and that must be replaced in the workshop when they no longer fulfill their function correctly.
fuel tank problem
Have you checked the gas tank? A simple glance at the fuel gauge can help you know if you have enough gasoline to start the engine; if not, then you must go to a gas station with a container to get fuel. It is important that you help yourself with a tube, funnel or hose to be able to carry out the task of refueling successfully.
What happens if you have recently added gasoline? Maybe he gas tank of your car has a leak and is the cause of the tank being empty. If you are not completely sure that this is the problem, then you should simply look under the car, at the height of the engine and the fuel tank, looking for a leak. It is not a common problem, but a hard impact with the tank against the road can damage it.