To start a car with a flathead screwdriver, run a wire between the positive battery terminal and the coil wire, insert the screwdriver between the steering wheel and the column, push past the locking pin, and lay the screwdriver shaft over the wires beneath it. This 10-minute procedure requires gloves, screwdriver with an insulated handle, a flashlight and a short wire.Know More
Put on insulated safety gloves, open the vehicle hood, locate the battery, and locate the red coil wire. The coil wire is always very close to the battery.
Connect one end of a short wire to the positive battery terminal, and attach the other end to the coil wire.
Sit in the driver's seat. Put the tip of the screwdriver on top of the steering column, and wedge it between the column and the steering wheel. Press down firmly to disengage the locking pin, and pull down on the steering wheel to expose the solenoid. Examine it, and locate the short solenoid wire near the top. Also locate the positive battery wire underneath it.
Position the screwdriver shaft so that it touches the solenoid wire and the battery wire simultaneously. This starts the engine.
To magnetize a screwdriver, clean the screwdriver shaft, and run the shaft along a magnet, working from the base of the shaft to the tip. Test the screw for magnetism, and repeat the process if needed. You need a strong magnet to achieve a strongly magnetized screwdriver.Full Answer >
On cold mornings, if a car does not start, the two most likely culprits are the battery and the choke on the carburetor. If the car has a fuel injection system, it is necessary to take the car to a professional for diagnosis.Full Answer >
A car may not start when it rains because of moisture or dirt interference. Other reasons lie within the car's battery system, especially in cars with weak and corroded batteries.Full Answer >
An engine requires air, fuel, and spark to function properly, and when one or more of these components fail, the engine will stall. To confirm what is causing the car's engine to stall, the vehicle's computer will need to be plug into a diagnostics machine.Full Answer >