Remote start trouble.
Hi. Whenever I try to remote start my car it takes it a number of times to actually start. Is there anything I should do to stop this? The car lights up when I press it but it doesn't actually start.
My car has an automatic transmission.
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Hi there. In most cases, the symptom you’re describing with the remote starter is due to either low battery power inside the FOB remote or an error code is stored inside the on board ECU in your Jeep Liberty. If you’ve noticed a check engine light or other error light on the dashboard, you should have the computer scanned and tested to see why the Check Engine Light is on. The codes can be the reason the remote start is not working. The remote start will not work if another system is causing the lock out for the remote start to be active. I would recommend that you replace the remote starter battery first, and if that doesn’t clear things up, have one of our mobile mechanics come to your location and complete a check engine light inspection.
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If your remote starter system isn`t working properly, try replacing the battery in your fob. You can find replacement key fob batteries at Batteries Plus. Most remote starter fobs run on 2032 lithium coin cell batteries. This one may seem obvious, but if your vehicle is not in “Park” your remote starter will not work.
Most times, the only reason your remote control loses programming is because you have a dead battery. Car remote starts can keep programming through some type of memory installed in its features. However, like any computer, sometimes they lose memory. When this happens, the only way to fix it is by calling Auto Image.
Press the Lock button on your remote car starter. Within five seconds of turning it on, turn your key back to the “off” position (or press the start button again). Repeat the on-off cycle three more times—you`ll do four in total.
If the `Check Engine Light` or Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) is illuminated, the remote start will not work. Don`t panic, one of the reasons the MIL can illuminate is due to a loose gas cap! Reseal the cap, restart the car, and retry step #1!
Remote car key battery issues
Most remote car keys use lithium ion coin batteries, which have a long, but not limitless, shelf life. A dead battery is usually the primary cause of remote car key failure, so should be the first thing you check if your remote car key stops working.
If you`re experiencing issues with your remote start after changing the battery, it`s possible that the coolant temperature in your vehicle is too high or the oil pressure is too low. If this is the case, then your remote starter system will be disabled.
To find out if you have the remote start option, you must first take a look at your key fob. The remote-start button is shaped like a curved arrow. If your key fob has this button, that means that your car is equipped with Remote Start. To try remote start, press the lock-shaped button that locks the car once.
The clicking noise you hear may be related to a weak battery that is simply too weak to turn the engine over. when this happens, the battery will direct the power it does have to the starter which engages the flywheel when you turn the key trying to turn the motor over.
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Fuel pump engages. Batery good, alternator good volts, jump start helps when wont start. Temp does not matter. Intermittent?
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.
Factory remote start chirps once and doesn’t start but starts when I hold key beside ignition?
Hi there. First check the remote battery and make sure that it is working. If the battery has not been changed for a long time, I suggest replacing the battery first. If you still have the same problem then the fob seems to have a loose contact within the remote fob. Take apart the fob as you were to replace the battery and you will see two wires that are soldered. The solder has become dry and brittle and needs a new amount of solder to create a better contact. What is happening is contacts are too small to produce a far distance signal due to a less voltage transfer. This happens when the keys are dropped or the buttons are pushed too hard. If you need further assistance with your remote engine start, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.
Vehicle won’t start, once it’s jump started it only stays running until you turn it off, then it work start again without jumping.
Hi there. There could be two problems here. It is possible that your battery is bad and will not take a charge from your alternator while driving. In that case every time you shut your car off you will not have enough juice to start it again. Inspect your battery – it should have at least 12.5 to 13 volts to start your car, if it doesn’t you will need to replace the battery. The second problem could be that your alternator is bad and not charging your battery, in this case you will need to replace your alternator. Both the battery and the alternator can be tested in your car. If you would like to have the car checked for you, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to diagnose the starting problem and proceed with repairs.
The car is having trouble starting up ,70 percent of the time it starts right up. the other 30 percent, it randomly won’t start its
Hey there thanks for writing in about your 1998 Honda Accord. This could be a few things. A faulty ignition switch, a failing crank sensor, or possibly other faulty sensors could be the cause. To have this taken care of, consider having a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your car’s location to diagnose and repair the hard start issue.
Cranks over start than dies
The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine’s intake system that reads the air intake as it comes into the motor. This is controlled by the car’s ECM which uses this information to make adjustments to the air/fuel ratio depending on various inputs such as outside air temperature, intake air temperature, load and various other things. As you accelerate, your car’s engine is receiving a much higher dose of fuel than when at idle and conversely, when you let off the gas pedal, there is a sudden change in this fuel supply as a result of your foot letting off the pedal. When this happens, the job of the idle air control valve is to bring this deceleration down to a slow and smooth idle rather than suddenly cutting off the fuel supply causing the motor to die. When the idle air control valve is not working properly, this cause a disruption in this process resulting in the engine not being able to idle properly. I would recommend having a professional come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.
Car alarm goes off every time when unlocking with a factory remote (remote auto start installed).
Hi there. After replacing the battery in the key fob remote, you will need to reprogram the remote to the vehicle. This is why the alarm is being tripped for the computer is not recognizing the remote. If you need further assistance with your remote, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.
Why does my car struggle to start every 4th to 5th time?
It sounds like your starting issues may be linked to a problem with air metering or fuel delivery. A clogged or malfunctioning idle air control valve may show some of the same symptoms you are describing. The idle air control valve can be stuck in a cold start position which may work well if the car has been sitting a few hours, but as the engine warms up there must be a regulation in airflow. Consider hiring an experienced technician like one from YourMechanic who can come out for a closer look at your hard start situation and offer a more personal diagnosis.
Car was sometimes not starting, not even cranking when i turned the key then after a few times itd start. Now it ont start at all
Without being there to inspect your vehicle, or having information about what type of car, truck or SUV you own, it’s very hard for us to give you some advice. You might want to have a professional mobile mechanic complete a car is hard to start inspection; so they can come to your location and determine why your vehicle is having these issues.