Is it a Dead Battery?
A dead battery is the most common reason why your car won’t start. The battery is what the car uses to provide electrical power to the entire car and electrical components (e.g. lights, radio, etc.). While the vehicle is running, the alternator charges the battery. If the battery is not charged sufficiently, you will not be able to start the car or use any electrical components.
Your battery can die for a variety of reasons:
Some common symptoms include:
- Your headlights or dome light was left on overnight or for too long.
- You have a loose wire.
- The water inside the battery evaporated, leading to poor conductivity.
- The battery's lifespan has expired.
1. None of the electrical components work (e.g. the lights, radio, etc.).
2. Battery light is on.
One way you can test to see if the battery is the problem by jump starting your car. If the jump start works, you’re most likely dealing with a dying battery or an alternator that is just having trouble recharging the battery. Consider replacing the battery or alternator, cleaning the connections, or having a technician do the service for you.
Defective ignition switch.
If you try to start the engine only to find that the dashboard lights up, but the engine doesn’t power up, you might have a problem with the starter.
Your engine won’t crank.
Is your engine not starting up, even after attempting a jumpstart? At this point, it’s time to call roadside assistance and get your car to Highway Auto Care Rockhampton. If a jumpstart won’t fire up your engine, nothing other than a certified technician will!
Smoke is coming from your car.
The starter motor is part of your car’s electrical system and subject to blown fuses and short circuits. When you’ve been desperately attempting to start your car, the starter can overheat creating electrical issues—and the accompanying smoke—more likely. If you see or smell smoke, call for help rather than turning the key harder.
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Oil has soaked the starter.
Your starter motor can usually be found on the left side of the motor, just below the left bank of cylinders If you lift the bonnet only to find that your starter is drenched in engine oil, your failing starter might be a sign of another problem—an oil leak. Unfortunately, what starts out as a few drops of oil can slowly and sometimes unnoticeably turn into an expensive problem, so keep an eye out for oil leaks to avoid starter issues of this kind.
What causes starter problems?
- Loose wiring to and from the starter.
- Dirty connections.
- Battery corrosion.
- Damaged or worn-out parts in the starter system.
- Oil leaks.
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