It is a sinking feeling. You put the key in the ignition, turn it և … nothing happens. If this happens to you, listen carefully. The sound of your car, or not at all, hints at what is going on under the hood, և whether you should call a tow truck or try to fix it yourself.

Here’s some of the most common problems, according to CARID.com Product Training Director Richard Reina,: what you need to do about them.

No sound, no light

Compression of jumper cables on the batteryIt can be. Battery connection problem.

What to do: Check the cable connections in the battery. They may look good, but see if you can turn them around by hand; if you can, the connection is down. Remove them, wipe them with a paper towel or cloth, plug them in again (you will probably need the key to tighten the clamps), and try again.

It can be. Dead battery.

What to do: Try to start a flight. You need cables մեկը someone with a car to connect your battery to theirs. Here’s how to jump on your car.

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There is no sound, but the panel lights are on

It can be. The car is not parked or is in neutral position, or the gearbox side switch in the park position has deteriorated.

automatic transmission to neutral

What to do: Move the gear to neutral և see if the car will start. Also try squeezing the brake pedal (or the clasp in a car with a manual transmission).

It can be. The faulty starter motor or your ignition switch or cables do not work properly from ignition to starter.

What to do: Call for a tow truck և go to a repair shop right away.

It can be. Problems with the keys, such as a bad transmitter or a low battery.

What to do: There should be a way to start your car, even if the phobic battery is completely dead. Check your owner’s manual.

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The engine clicks the sound

It can be. Weak battery.

What to do: Turn on the headlights. If they are connected brightly, your battery is fine; և pressing means you either have a bad connection or a bad starter. If the lights are too dim, the problem is with the weak battery, պետք you should try to jump.

Ordinary crane, but the engine does not start

It can be. Have you run out of gas or too little?

What to do: Call a service to get you fuel.

the gas can be connected like line IVIt can be. Flooded engine if you have an older car with a carburetor. This happens when there is too much fuel in the engine and the spark plugs are wet and will not ignite.

What to do: Hold the accelerator pedal fully ացրեք start the engine; this will clear the fuel from the combustion chamber.

It can be. Fuse pump or ignition circuit blown fuse.

What to do: When the fuse fails, it is easy to notice. You will see that the metal strip is broken և there is a little around it:. Check your owner’s manual for fuse box location և change fuse. Many car manufacturers provide spare fittings in extra fuse box compartments.

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Slow, dying crane

It can be. Weak battery.

What to do: Try to jump. Then consult a mechanic as soon as possible, as this will only happen again.

A Crank with Grinding Noise

It can be. The starter does not turn on the flying wheel.

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What to do: Turn the key on three or four times; it has to catch the flying wheel և start. However, this does mean that you have broken your teeth on the road, so take your car to the store right away.

It spins at high speed with a rotating noise

It can be. Broken time zone. The connection between the upper half and the lower half of the engine is broken. The cylinders have no resistance և they move up and down faster than usual as some of the valves remain open.

What to do: Stop turning immediately չ call a tow truck. This is a serious problem. To prevent this problem, change your time zone as part of your regular service.

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