Ask Honest John

Most recently answered starting problem questions
My 2004 Micra wont turn over in very hot weather. I turn the ignition and nothing happens. This only happens when the car has been sat in very hot sunshine. It's as if the immobiliser is stopping the car...
I purchased a 2004 Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi five weeks ago from used car dealer. From the moment I got the car, it has had intermittent starting problems. I have returned to the garage five times now and...
My Megane Coupe Cabriolet won't start after having the roof down. I have the engine running when lowering the roof. The car starts with a bump start and starts as normal the following day. All lights...
My Honda FR-V has trouble turning over. I've taken it to a Honda garage and they plugged it in, but no error code came up. When trying to start (after the glow plugs go out) it just keeps turning then...
After leaving my MINI for a year or so while working away I came to try to start it today. I changed the battery for a new one, checked the levels and so on. She opened up no problem turned on and turned...
I have a Fiat Stilo 1.9 JTD that will start OK but will not rev up. I have changed the EGR valve and throttle pedal to no effect. Can anyone help me?
I have just driven 60 miles in my Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi 04, stopped for 20 minutes and then gone to restart car with no luck. The engine turns over happliy but not firing at all. I have checked all the...
My Iveco van continues running after the ignition is turned off, then doesn't turn over. Does start OK sometimes, but sometimes wont start at all. Ignition or starter motor at fault?
I have a Vauxhall Corsa Combo 1.7 diesel and I got in it the other day but nothing turned over. It was working OK the day before so I thought it was the starter motor, so I replaced it yet it still won't...
I have a problem with initial starting in my Mazda Bongo auto diesel. Smoke and poor combustion, too.
 

Value my car