AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo
My car does not start, it stopped working since last night 05/15/2008. I drove it all day long without a problem, until after 9:00 PM when I stopped at a nearby pharmacy for just a few and the car died. The battery seems to be fine and so does the alternator. Tried a jumper cable nothing happened. Just finished running a "CarMD" test and no problems were reported. Do you know what could possibly be the problem?

Answers from the Automotive Experts

Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Tony, You may have a faulty fuel pump, you can turn the key without starting the vehicle and listen for a humming noise from the fuel tank area if you hear it your fuel pump should be ok. Faulty fuel pumps usually will not set a code either. AJ Pierce

Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Tony, There are many reasons why a vehicle might not start. It could be the starter, or depending on the mileage, even a broken timing belt. CarMD is looking for things that set codes, many times a no start is not caused by something that a sensor detects. I would suggest having the vehicle properly diagnosed by a technician. Good Luck. Lori Johnson

Suzanne Grego, Technician at City of Philadelphia Fleet Management Tony Abreu, There are many situations that can cause a vehicle to not start. I suggest taking your vehicle to a qualified technician so that they can perform tests on it to properly diagnose the problem. Suzanne

Contribute to this question:


blog comments powered by Disqus

Related Chevrolet Avalanche FAQs


  • The airbag light has come on, but the airbag has never deployed. It hasn't been in any ... Read More
  • My wife spilled a drink on the radio in my 2007 Chevy Avalanche. Now the clock is the ... Read More
  • The fuse that controls the gas gauge,alternator and speedometer on my 1991 chevrolet ... Read More
  • I have an 2008 chevy Avalanche with Onstar, In sometime soon will I be able to up grade ... Read More
  • My check engine light is on. Could this be a bad gas cap? Read More
  • My headlights wont work, I changed the bulbs and the fuse. The high beams and parking ... Read More
  • I would like to put white wall tires on this car, any available??? Read More
  • My family wagon has a new battery, new alternator and new cables. It worked great for ... Read More
  • My car thumps when I push on the brakes, but we had the brakes checked and they are fine. ... Read More
  • i have a fuel delivery or supply issue. not sure which, we have ran this 2000 chevy ... Read More

Need Car Advice?

Ask The Experts!

Find Cars For Sale

Help Our Charities