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Whenever you have a no start condition when attempting to start your vehicle it's important to make the distinction between "no crank, no start" and "crank, no start" situations as they are treated differently. This video covers what I do when confronted with a 'no crank, no start' situation and in this case it's a worst case scenario so be sure to watch till the end.

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    • TheAsianGamer

      For me the lights don’t dim at all, and there is only one click. Battery is good, fuses are good, what can I do?

      about 9 days ago
    • CoolSpot

      Thanks man, this and some of your other videos helped me diagnose a bad starter motor in my 05 civic, so glad it wasn't this issue, couldn't have done it without you buddy! Cheers.

      about 11 days ago
    • Black Jesus14
      Black Jesus14

      Thanks for this video man@EricTheCarGuy

      about 11 days ago
    • williams milton
      williams milton

      Why not just take the piston out and the rod isnt that easier

      about 12 days ago
    • falsedeath1

      I have a similar issue. No start no crank. Battery is good but yet I hear no clicking from the starter. Its just nothing. No sounds or anything. But I can roll start my car and drive it. I'm thinking ignition coil or switch? What do you all think?

      about 13 days ago
    • Preston

      are you related to george clooney?

      about 13 days ago
    • ਬਾਜਵਾ Bajwa
      ਬਾਜਵਾ Bajwa

      It could be as simple as loose wiring connection, blown fuse or bad relay and bad starter ofcourse.
      For me it was loose wiring ..

      about 14 days ago
    • Malik Kasey
      Malik Kasey

      Hey I have a o3 Lexus and I was driving to go get some gas and I cut the car off and when I got done pumping gas I started the car up and I heard a big hard knowing and banging then when I pulled over and cut the car off then I was trying to start the car and it wouldn’t start but all the lights came on but the car wouldn’t start and I just put some ole in it the same day because it didn’t have that much ole in it could you help me

      about 14 days ago
    • Lee Anthony
      Lee Anthony

      know someone just bought a 2004 Nissan Maxima standard drive! And just put a new clutch on it but won't crank over or start! Can someone tell me how to help this person please?

      about 17 days ago
    • Don QuIxoTe ?
      Don QuIxoTe ?

      i love the kind of abuse the owner gives the car. dosent give a shit . buy a new one :)

      about 18 days ago
    • Mister Hand
      Mister Hand

      Dear God! No oil! We have seized...catastrophic, epic FAIL!

      about 18 days ago
    • MrPheng yang
      MrPheng yang

      I having a problem with my car. How do u make the car crank again help

      about 19 days ago
    • rakiem Jones
      rakiem Jones

      Eric I need your advice on something

      about 20 days ago
    • rakiem Jones
      rakiem Jones In reply to rakiem Jones

      Do you have a card or contact number

      about 19 days ago
    • rakiem Jones
      rakiem Jones In reply to rakiem Jones

      I swapped my 1985 impala 305 engine
      Into a 1979 caprice classic but I have no lights on dash at all not even deeming

      about 19 days ago
    • Heather Brown
      Heather Brown

      ~+~+~+~The owner of that car needs a kick in the ass!~+~+~+~+

      about 22 days ago
    • Frank Winkhorst
      Frank Winkhorst

      Before you get carried away, make sure the shifter is firmly in the park position. If it isn't, the engine won't start. If it's stiff shifting, you may want to clean the channel out with contact cleaner.

      about 22 days ago
    • Rose Pena
      Rose Pena

      OK he just starts up but he died what should I do

      about 23 days ago
    • Phuck U2
      Phuck U2

      The first engine was a mistake the second engine probably needed a rebuild to begin with the Piston rings were probably warped it sounds like the mechanic just slapped a junkyard motor in and called it a day I blame mechanic not the owner

      about 23 days ago
    • Joel Sanchez
      Joel Sanchez

      Hey , eric im starting to have a problem with my car since Friday morning . I went to start the car and It didn't do anything no crank and no start just does the clicking sound like if it was the starter. I had to jump to car to start the car and it did. but yesterday the car didn't start I had it jump and it did this morning it didn't start. Anything on mind it got a new starter and battery crank sensor cam sensor ...

      about 23 days ago
    • Rob Jr
      Rob Jr

      Check the starter circuit voltage drop, the power side and then the ground side, know

      about 25 days ago
    • Bad Fairy
      Bad Fairy

      Must check the fuses.

      about 25 days ago
    • AR15cuz BlackGunsMATTER
      AR15cuz BlackGunsMATTER

      My 2000 Honda Civic wouldn't start today. The idiot lights and everything else were fine and just for good measure I jumped it anyway. That was a no go too. It only started after popping my clutch an hour later because I jumped it for much of that time. If it pop started and ran fine after that, what could it be ??? Thank you for any help on this

      about 29 days ago
    • Jrezky

      Unfortunately too many people get vehicles without learning the basics of caring for them. Easiest rule ever: Keep all fluids topped up!! They know to keep the gas tank full, just not the other tanks. I understand it's your property for now, but it could be extremely useful to someone else later on had you not killed it! Sad throwaway culture we live in now. I blame the baby boomers.

      about 1 month ago
    • Holistic-Healing UK
      Holistic-Healing UK

      When in doubt, get the hammer out 😏

      about 1 month ago
    • h a
      h a

      No crank but lights work and do NOT dim when turning ingition. Not even a clicking sound

      about 1 month ago
    • h a
      h a In reply to h a

      @David Allen i hit my starter with a hammer and it started. That's a good sign the starter needs replacing

      about 1 month ago
    • David Allen
      David Allen In reply to h a

      Me too.

      about 1 month ago
    • Alejandro Chavez
      Alejandro Chavez

      So the whole engine need to be replaced? Dam that sucks

      about 1 month ago
    • Victor Minor
      Victor Minor

      I got a Mazda6 2004 3.0L.. No Crank NO Start.. Dip Stick.. No Oil.. When I turn the Engine by hand counter clockwise it WILL ROTATE and you can see the Chain move from from inside the Oil cap.

      No crank no start.. When I turn on accessories mode I noticed the radio doesn't turn on and you heard absolutely nothing when turn the key over and the lights Do Not Turn Off.

      I tapped the Starter but no response.. Can my car still have a seized engine? ( When i turn by hand Counter Clock wise I hear and feel a click)..

      about 1 month ago
    • Sharifski Action-Man
      Sharifski Action-Man

      Dope video 👏🏿 #StayDirty 😂

      about 1 month ago
    • Changolo

      Unrelatable but can you make a video on how to repair the code p0740 for Honda's or any car in general ?

      about 1 month ago
    • Jodyjr00

      Hey eric. Im working on a 04 trailblazer 4.2. Water pump went out and it overheated. Now it cranks but no start. The customer says a shop told him to replace the head gasket and VVT sensor. The only code i have is the fan clutch but the watwr pump is shot Idk if the other tech before me cleared the codes. The other tech said it was a VVT sensor and head gasket keeping the vehicle from starting. I know head gaskets can keep it from not starting but what about a VVT sensor? Please help

      about 1 month ago
    • DON QUAN
      DON QUAN

      I have a Marquis new battery,turned on this morning but when I went to go turn it on again now,no crank,no start,no lights on, all it does is just make a click noise from the inside of the car...any advice??

      about 1 month ago