I just bought a new battery and i try to start it..it acts like it wants to start but its like theres no gas for it to stHey so ca

I just bought a new battery and i try to start it..it acts like it wants to start but its like theres no gas for it to start..dont know whats wroung.someone said i guess the throttle cable is not working but donr know for sure

My car has 190000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Hi There,
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. Things like ignition coils, crankshaft position sensor, spark plugs, spark plug wires or ignition module are all components that may cause the motor to not produce the spark needed to ignite the fuel in the motor.

In the case of a fuel delivery problem, this may be related to low fuel pressure, faulty or dirty fuel injectors, a faulty or dirty idle air control valve (this relays information about air intake to the computer which makes fuel adjustments), or potentially a faulty fuel pressure regulator or fuel pump. Fuel delivery problems will typically not allow the proper amount of fuel to be delivered to the cylinders which results in a lean fuel condition which can cause backfiring or simply cause the motor not to start as a result of fuel starvation. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.

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The most common reasons a Chevrolet Impala won`t start are a dead battery, an alternator problem, or failed starter.
We`ll help you get this sorted out ASAP! The root of the problem is likely a dead battery. The rapid clicking noise you`re hearing is likely the last of the battery`s charge. Notice if your car lights are dim when you try to turn the ignition—dim lights will be another indicator that the problem is in the battery.
If the car clicks when trying to start, but still won`t start, this can be caused by a weak battery, dirty battery terminals, a worn starter motor or a stuck solenoid. If might just need a jump start, but there are a few tricks to try before breaking out the jumper cables or electric jump starter.
Lack Of Fuel

The most common and obvious reason your car may start then die is the fuel shortage in your engine. This happens because there`s not enough fuel in the fuel rail, and there`s no fuel pressure to keep the engine alive. The reason isn`t always you forgetting to fill up your gas tank.

A single loud click could mean that there are troubles with the starter motor or the starter solenoid—which together act like a crank to help get your car`s engine going—or more specifically from a failing or bad starter relay that`s not sending enough electric current from the battery to the starter motor.
The most common reasons a Chevrolet Impala engine makes a ticking noise are low oil level or pressure, an issue with the ignition system, or an exhaust leak.
Car suddenly stalls while operating: One of the most common symptoms of a failed ignition relay is a car that suddenly stalls while operating. If the ignition relay shorts, burns out, or otherwise fails while the engine is operating it will cut off power to the fuel pump and ignition system.
It might be a battery or alternator problem.

A rapid clicking noise when trying to start your car could mean there`s something wrong within the electrical system. Perhaps your battery`s dead, or your alternator, which charges the battery, isn`t working correctly.

You hear a single click

Usually, this points to a faulty relay or solenoid, or a bad or jammed starter motor. Solution: Rock your car back and forth or tap the starter motor with a hammer and try starting the engine again. If this works, you are good to go!

If there is no sound when you turn the key, but the lights and accessories work, it could be the stater relay or starter solenoid. However if there is no sound at all, not even a click, it`s probably your battery.

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I just bought a new battery and i try to start it..it acts like it wants to start but its like theres no gas for it to stHey so ca
ANSWER : Hi There,
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. Things like ignition coils, crankshaft position sensor, spark plugs, spark plug wires or ignition module are all components that may cause the motor to not produce the spark needed to ignite the fuel in the motor.

In the case of a fuel delivery problem, this may be related to low fuel pressure, faulty or dirty fuel injectors, a faulty or dirty idle air control valve (this relays information about air intake to the computer which makes fuel adjustments), or potentially a faulty fuel pressure regulator or fuel pump. Fuel delivery problems will typically not allow the proper amount of fuel to be delivered to the cylinders which results in a lean fuel condition which can cause backfiring or simply cause the motor not to start as a result of fuel starvation. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.

Fuel pump engages. Batery good, alternator good volts, jump start helps when wont start. Temp does not matter. Intermittent?
ANSWER : Hello. Thank you for writing in. There are several reasons your vehicle may only start when jump starting. The first and most common is a build up of resistance that is causing you to need a boost of voltage to get the engine started. This may be due to poor battery cables, a bad ground connection, a poor starter solenoid, and a couple of other issues. The first thing you want to do is perform a visual inspection of the starting system. Make sure there is no corrosion build up in the battery cables. You can also check the resistance across these wires and make sure you have a solid connection between components. You then want to make sure the starter solenoid is doing its job. It is responsible for taking the small amount of electricity sent by the ignition and turning it into a huge electrical charge that is strong enough to push over the engine with the help of some gear ratios in its favor. Do some more testing, and stick to the basics before assuming its something seriously complicated.

I put in a new starter and battery and my Jeep will not start. Please help me get my Jeep to start.
ANSWER : Hi there. Check to see if the wiring to the battery and the starter are tight and clean. A bad connection will cause a no start situation. If the battery cables and wires are all tight and clean, then go in the cab and turn on the ignition switch and see if any thing in the cab works.

If nothing comes on, then check the fuse box for any blown fuses. If all the fuse are good in the cab and under the hood, then the ignition switch needs replaced. If the ignition switch is good and the accessories come on, then either the starter relay in the fuse box has failed or the wires from the starter relay to the ignition switch has become burned or loose. Check the wires from the starter relay on the starter to the ignition switch. If everything checks out to be good, then the ignition switch needs replaced.

If you need further assistance troubleshooting your vehicle, then seek out a technician, such as one from YourMechanic, that can assist you with your no start situation and help you with the power surge.

SUV stopped running won’t start does turn over . Battery light flashes when attempting to start. Acts like starving for gas .
ANSWER : Hello, thank you for writing in. Because the vehicle is new to you, it is difficult to point yourself in a good direction, and we will have to start with the basics. Due to the fact the battery light is on, you need to go have it tested. This can be done at home with voltmeter, or it can be tested at most automotive parts stores. If the battery is not the cause, then you want to look further into spark plugs and make sure they are working correctly. After you confirm you have spark, you can turn your attention to the fuel system and test for fuel pressure. For more help with testing, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

Won’t start, added starting fluid 1994 Volvo 960
ANSWER : Hi there. Thanks for writing in about your 1994 Volvo 960. The most common cause of this is a failed fuel pump. When this kind of car sits for a while, the fuel gums up the fuel pump keeping it from functioning when you try and restart it. Some of the time as it sits in new fuel it can free up, but most of the time, the fuel pump needs to be replaced.

I usually test the pump for voltage first. If it is not getting power, then it is a circuit issue. If it is, then the pump is bad. If you are going to have it repaired, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose the starting issue and perform the appropriate repairs.

When I try to start it, it cranks slowly as in cranks like dead battery but then cranks just fine but won’t start
ANSWER : Hello, and thank you for writing in. To begin there may be issues with the wiring, position of the starter, a faulty starter, or an issue with the timing. However start with the simplest options and work you way up in complication. With replacement starters, it is often required to add a shim to the mount in order to align the starter correctly. If the gears are misaligned, or not making good contact, then the starter motor will bind or move slower. This may even result in a grinding. Secondly with a voltmeter you can test the voltage available to the starter and see if it is receiving the full 12 volts. If it is not, then you may have a bad wire, a loose connection, a dirty connection, an issue with the starting system, or a bad ground. If it is, then you want to look deeper into the alignment of the starter, and check if it was a re-manufactured replacement part. After you rule out a faulty starter you can then resort to the timing and other sensors. For more diagnostic help, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

Charging warning light comes on when i turn the key and try to start the car and the car want start but when someone tried to give
ANSWER : Hi there:

If you recently replaced your battery, the issue may be caused by a malfunctioning alternator or other electrical component that comprises the charging system on your Nissan Sentra. The best way to find out which item specifically is faulty, is to have a professional mobile mechanic complete a car is hard to start inspection. This will allow the mechanic to determine the precise source of what’s going on with your Sentra and recommend or complete the right repairs.

My car will not start Intermittently. I purchased a new battery 2 weeks ago and yesterday the car wouldn’t start. Got a jump and
ANSWER : The issue you are having is probably due to an intermittent fault in the starter motor itself or a deficiency in the starter electrical circuit, for example a large voltage drop due to a poor ground or a high resistance connection. These issues can be readily diagnosed and resolved on a mobile basis if you request a hard starting diagnostic. If you request that diagnostic, the responding certified mechanic will get this resolved for you promptly. Based on Toyota’s Factory Service Manual, the battery should not be disconnected if the vehicle engine is running. The battery acts as a large resistive voltage sink and consequently taking the battery out of the circuit, while the alternator is still running, can create a voltage spike on the car’s electrical system which is not good for voltage sensitive components such as the engine computer. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.