What is wrong when you turn the key and nothing happens?

What is wrong when you turn the key and nothing happens?

If nothing happens when you turn the ignition key to the “Start” position, it means that the starter motor doesn’t turn over the engine. Most commonly this could be caused by a dead battery; read above How to check the battery. The ignition switch could be bad – it’s a common problem.

Why wont my car start but I have power?

If your vehicle won’t start, it’s usually caused by a dying or dead battery, loose or corroded connection cables, a bad alternator or an issue with the starter. It can be hard to determine if you’re dealing with a battery or an alternator problem.

Is it OK to spray WD40 in ignition?

As stated above, WD-40 is not fine. It will eventually gum up and collect all sorts of unimaginable gunk. You’ll also find that many ignition lock cylinders (and keys) simply wear out, which is what can be causing the stickiness you’re now encountering rather than a lack of lube.

Can I spray WD40 in my ignition switch?

before you start running any kind of lube through the switch, and WD40 is fine, take good look at the key first as it may be worn out. Just use a dry lubricant. Some of these come as a spray can and include a small tube (just like WD-40).

What to do if your Dodge Neon won’t start?

If you have a Dodge Neon no crank no start condition, the first place to start diagnosis is with the battery. You must have at least 12.25 volts measured across the battery terminals to get that starter moving. And don’t think you can tell the condition of the battery terminals by looking at them—you can’t. So clean them with a wire brush.

Why does the key not turn when inserted in the ignition?

The EIS module could also be the reason that the key does not turn when inserted in the ignition. Many car owners complain that the car starts fine on a warm or hot day but in cold days the car will not start. This may sound strange, but it is reported frequently.

What happens if you have an incorrect ignition code?

The chip in the key transmits a specific code, of which there are millions. If this code matches the ones programmed into the vehicle, engine starting is enabled. An incorrect key code, such as from an unprogrammed key or damaged key, would prevent engine starting. Code “confusion,” such as having multiple keys can also occur, preventing ignition.

How does the neutral safety switch work on a Dodge Neon?

But in newer vehicles, the state of the neutral safety switch is read by the PCM. If it sees that the vehicle is in PARK or NEUTRAL, it will allow starting. To do that, it usually provides ground to a starter relay in the fuse box. The starter relay switches power to the starter solenoid and THAT’s what connects battery power to the starter motor.

Why does my car key not turn in the ignition?

A very common reason a car key won’t turn in the ignition is that the keyway of the ignition cylinder is a little jammed up. Just lubricating the lock may be enough to solve your issue. You will say that WD40 is often the go-to example for lubrication of any kind, but I would not recommend it in this case.

Why does my steering wheel not turn when I turn the key?

Turn the Steering Wheel The most common reason that a car key will not turn is that the steering wheel has locked. This will happen when the steering wheel has been moved after the key has been removed from the ignition cylinder. Turn the steering wheel to the right and left.

How do you change the ignition on a car?

Find the locking pin on your ignition assembly. Use a tool of the correct size to depress the lock pin. Pull the old ignition cylinder lose. You might need to shake the ignition cylinder loose or finesse it out of its housing. Insert your new key into the new ignition cylinder. Fit the new ignition cylinder into the housing.