Car trouble cranks but no start

Asked by Aug 17, 2017 at 05:50 AM about the 2003 Mazda Protege

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What is the cause when a car cranks but no
start and no engine light on? But has brand
new coil and wires and still no power?
Please help!

1 Answer


There are several things that come to mind. One is the battery. Does it start when you try jumping it. It can also be a bad starter although this will normally have a clicking noise or no noise instead of a cranking noise. It could be the valve timing, spark plug, fuel injection, or ignition timing. If not then it may also be a clog in the fuel line if you let it sit on a downward slope for a few days. Mine was clogged when I was on vacation and mine would crank but would not start. If you go to the link below they have some things to try to test a lot of this.

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