Major Ten Reasons For No-Get started Automobiles

The best ten causes that I see autos coming to Ace Automotive for no start out complications

  1. Electric powered gasoline pump failure / fuel filter restriction
  2. A person of the most typical no-commence complications I have observed in the latest times is the failure of in-tank electric powered gas pumps, mostly due to lack of right scheduled sustain on the car owners section of not obtaining the gasoline filter transformed at the proper intervals , positive some gasoline filters can expense approx. $ 100.00 and up to substitute various situations a 12 months but in some vehicles this sort of as late 90s Jeep Gran Cherokees alternative the gasoline pump fees $ 800.00! How quite a few times do you want to pay back that? Also a further cause for premature gasoline pump failure is permitting the fuel stage to get to down below t tank and below for extended intervals or jogging entirely out of fuel running out of gasoline enables the electric gasoline pump to operate “dry” which virtually quickly ruins the pump . Vortec Style and design GM engines 4.3L, 5.7L with the CPI fuel injection technique The CPI device fails in a lot of distinct means the plastic tubes leak, the “poppets get plugged, the gasoline force regulator leaks.

  3. Timing Belt Failure / Timing belt tensioner failure
  4. Timing belts are developed to very last approx. 40,000-60,000 miles beneath usual use not changing the timing belt ahead of it “breaks” can consequence in expensive engine hurt in some vehicles, these types of as Honda, Acura, Nissan, and Mitsubishi. Usually have the timing belt transformed a minimal in advance of the suggested adjust interval and check the tensioner switch if questionable. Timing belt tensioner failure is typical.

  5. Distributor Failure / Such as Ignition control modules
  6. Mid 80s Gm 4 cyl. V-6s Most all GMs with Electronic distributor 4, cylinder, V-6, V-8 1988-1998) 80s / 90s Ford TFI ignition (gray module bolted to outdoors of distributor) Ford Choose-up assemblies inside the distributor I have witnessed quite a few distributor failures on Hondas particularly thanks to bearing failure.

  7. ECM / PCM Failure (computer)
  8. Generally on mid 80s GM products with 2.8L engines and “W” in the 8th position of the VIN #
  9. Alternators
  10. Most challenge alternator I have observed is the CS130 / CS130D on some mid 80s GMs for the CS130 and on afterwards GMs the CS130D on like 92 and later on tends to make like Gran Am, Gran Prix, and so forth.

  11. Crank / Cam Sensors
  12. Late product 92-93 Chrysler motor vehicles with 3.3L motor Caravan, Voyager, Mid 80s GMs 2.0L crank sensors 2.5 L crank sensors Mid 80s- early 90s GM V-6s crank sensors 90s Jeeps 4.0L engines cam / crank sensors Mitsubishi Galant 4 cyl engines crank sensors (failure thanks to balance belt failure and broken belt cuts sensor wires and damages sensor)

  13. Batteries / Cables / Clamps
  14. Quite a few Neglected corroded Batteries find their way to our facility Batteries do not past endlessly! Bad Servicing procedures lead to many quite a few battery failures which frequently leads to other challenges.

  15. Electrical Problems
  16. Ford ignition switches, in escorts in DC in the early 90s the electrical part of the ignition switch will separate inside, some ford ignition switches have been acknowledged to trigger fires!

  17. Miscellaneous

Automobiles out of fuel because of to inaccurate gas gauges

Engines locked up owing to absence of oil

Plugged Exhaust devices (catalytic converters

Enamel lacking or worn off the flywheel can not transform the engine about

Lousy gas injectors

But I have Under no circumstances seen or read of a auto not starting or working bad because of to the manufacturer of gasoline staying applied!

Randy Harkins

Owner, Technician Ace Automotive

11924 Pacific Hwy Sw.

Lakewood Wa, 98499



Resource by Randy Harkins