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Old 31 May 2017, 07:27 pm
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Default Cranks, but not starting :(

Got in it earlier and it started right up fine, put it in reverse and got about 1 foot then the rpm went really low and it died. Radio was still playing, lights work fine, but wont start. Its cranks but just doesnt start now. Looked up under the hood and everything looks fine and its full of gas, but in all honesty I have no idea where to begin.

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Old 31 May 2017, 07:57 pm
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Default Re: Cranks, but not starting :(

Did you Check Engine Light come on?
Post the codes

What year is the car
Milles on the car?
List any maint you have completed
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Old 31 May 2017, 08:31 pm
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The check engine light is on, but how do I get the codes?

160k miles and the maintenance has pretty much been straight with the maintenance schedule in the owners manual.
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Old 31 May 2017, 08:39 pm
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Default Re: Cranks, but not starting :(

I googled it and mine went ----- Done and then back to my mileage. It didnt give an error code.
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Old 31 May 2017, 08:40 pm
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This is the video I watched and mine did the exact same.
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Old 31 May 2017, 08:42 pm
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Default Re: Cranks, but not starting :(

Using the key dance to get the engine trouble codes is not the best way. The best way is to get an OBDII Scan Tool but for now you can do the steps below.


1. Place the key into the ignition.

2. Turn the key towards the windshield (without starting the engine) and back again.

3. Do the above 3 times and with the last turn the key left pointing forward (towards the windshield).

4. All three turns should be made within 5 seconds. (it's not hard).

If you did it right, in the middle dial where the odometer is, the fault codes stored in the computer will come up. Example: P0138

If there's no codes stored in the computer, it should read "done".
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Old 31 May 2017, 08:47 pm
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i would suggest if you have no codes to spray starter fluid in the throttle body with it wide open and see if it starts to run.
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Default Re: Cranks, but not starting :(

You need 4 things to make your engine start. Fuel, spark, compression and air. Check each one and get back to us. That is, after running codes and having your battery checked.
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Default Re: Cranks, but not starting :(

Some things are not monitored, one of them is fuel pressure. If the fuel pump goes bad, fuse blows, or you lose the ground to the pump it will quit pumping, no code, no start.

Please correct me if you need to. Just my thoughts
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Ok, Thank you all!!
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