Chevy

Chevrolet Repair Questions? Ask a Chevy Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a 2000 Roadtrek Popular 200 that won't start. It has…

Customer Question
I have a 2000...

I have a 2000 Roadtrek Popular 200 that won't start. It has a new battery that cranks but the engine won't start. what are the possible causes of this?

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the engine's fuel supply? And the spark plugs -- are they all working?

The gas tank is full. The connections on the rotor cap are corroded, they were not done in a recent tune-up. My mechanic will clean them in a while but he thinks a bigger problem is that a sensor for the anti-theft device is shutting off fuel supply to the engine. I don't want to have the vehicle towed because that would cost a fortune plus $138/hr just to look at it and I don't even know whether the rv place would be able to fix it.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '00 RV?

Popular 200 on a Chevy chassis.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your RV yourself? What have you tried so far?

My mechanic is trying to fix it; he has tried a bunch of things and is pretty sure it

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Has to do with the anti-theft device. Is there a way he can test that theory?

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Chevy
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Answered in 26 minutes by:
9/12/2017
Chevy Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 9 months ago
Eric
Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 34,584
Experience: 20+ yrs. experience as repair shop manager and technician.
Verified

HI,

Crank no start possible causes are quite a few

Low fuel pressure from weak fuel pump or clogged filter

no power to fuel pump due to wiring, fuel pump fuse, fuel pump relay or the engine control module

no spark due to weak/failed coil

no spark due to failed crankshaft position sensor or camshaft position sensor

no engine control module communication to the fuel injectors(no pulse)

no engine control module communication to the coil

no compression - internal engine

bad spark plugs

anti theft system activated

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Chevy Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 9 months ago

I noticed we have not yet resolved your concern you asked about. I would sure appreciate it if you would reply so I can offer my skills and knowledge and repair guide access to help as best I can.

~Do you still need more help?
~Confused by my info request or answer?
~Need more time?
~Confused on how the site works?
~Need more detail or a different explanation?

If the answer is YES to any of these just press reply and lets work on this concern some more.If not, at this time please RATE the answer.

Please remember to rate service using the separate rating page. Thank you

If you have new questions now or in the future please do not hesitate to ask them. If you would like me to assist you. Just bookmark this page so you can access my profile easy and post a new question from the question box on my profile page.

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Eric Your Own Question
Eric
Eric
Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 34,584
34,584 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 20+ yrs. experience as repair shop manager and technician.

Eric is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I was having a terrible problem with the wheel bearings on my 98 Chevy Cavalier and I suspect that using this website saved me plenty of time and money.

Todd LRochester NY

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

GM Tech (Cam)

GM Tech (Cam)

Chevy Technician

15,624 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

Gary

Gary

Chevy Technician

9,602 satisfied customers

15 years GM master tech

Tim&#039;s Auto Repair

Tim's Auto Repair

mechanic

8,884 satisfied customers

Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.

Dave Nova

Dave Nova

Chevrolet Technician

7,092 satisfied customers

ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification

John

John

Master A.S.E Automotive technician

4,071 satisfied customers

A.S.E MasterTechnician A1-A8 w/L1,38 years experience General Motors Master Technician

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Auto Mech / Electronics

2,943 satisfied customers

Chevrolet Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Chevy Tech -

2,807 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Chevy Diagnostics

< Previous | Next >

Related Chevy Questions
Why am I getting fault code of P1345 Crankshaft Position (CKP)
How do I fix an OBD II fault code of P1345 Crankshaft Position (CKP)-Camshaft Position (CMP) Correlation on a 4.3L V-6 engine?… read more
GM-Frank
GM-Frank
Lead Technician
37 years Automotive Repair Exp.
278 satisfied customers
Chevrolet HHR LS: Replaced dead battery in 2007 chevy hhr.
Replaced dead battery in 2007 chevy hhr. Engine turns but will not start. Car has no codes. I replaced the spark plugs, camshaft position sensor and the crankshaft position sensor and still wont start… read more
BOBBYSS
BOBBYSS
TECHNICIAN/ADVISOR
Associate Degree
8,343 satisfied customers
Need to know air gap between crank sensor and sprocket on crank,
Need to know air gap between crank sensor and sprocket on crank, suspect after rebuild, that crank sensor too far from sprocket causing a no read, installed new cover...getting voltage to sensor, gett… read more
Ted the technician
Ted the technician
Service Manager
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
68 satisfied customers
ENGINE SPINS, WON'T START. SPARK PLUGS ARE FIRING ,POURED
ENGINE SPINS , WON'T START. SPARK PLUGS ARE FIRING ,POURED GAS INTO CARB STILL NO LUCK. CHANGED CRANK SENSOR STILL NO START, JUST SPINNING … read more
Chris (aka - Moose)
Chris (aka - Moose)
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
108 satisfied customers
Where is the camshaft position actuator solenoid on my 2014
where is the camshaft position actuator solenoid on my 2014 equinox lt … read more
Ron Z.
Ron Z.
- Chevy Tech -
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,807 satisfied customers
The dealership said I need to replace exhaust camshaft
the dealership said I need to replace exhaust camshaft solenoid valve and pigtail connector. and said it would be about $315, could this be the reason my engine light is on and also is this a decent p… read more
Ron Z.
Ron Z.
- Chevy Tech -
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,807 satisfied customers
I got a check engine light code P0011 which is camshaft
I got a check engine light code P0011 which is camshaft position. The solution is to change the VVT solenoid … read more
fordguy4u
fordguy4u
Automotive Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
70 satisfied customers
Not sure of spark plug cable order. 2003 Suburban. All spark
Yes..all spark plugs are in...but i notice different #s on all cables … read more
Ron Z.
Ron Z.
- Chevy Tech -
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,807 satisfied customers
The insulator is broke on my spark plug again only after
The insulator is broke on my spark plug again only after 15,000 miles and I'm getting a misfire on that cylinder number seven. It's a 2007 Chevy suburban 5.3 with 186,000 miles. What are the possible … read more
Gary
Gary
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,602 satisfied customers
I just changed my spark plugs and both of my oxygen sensors.
I just changed my spark plugs and both of my oxygen sensors. What does it mean to have lean deposits on the spark plugs and upstream oxygen sensor and rich deposits on the downstream oxygen sensor? … read more
Gary
Gary
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,602 satisfied customers
My 89 camaro lost spark after I changed the spark plugs and
My 89 camaro lost spark after I changed the spark plugs and distributor cap what could be the problem?… read more
Danny
Danny
Owner, lead mechanic
High School or GED
3,963 satisfied customers
Need timing sprockets on a 2.8 engine crank and camshaft.
need timing sprockets on a 2.8 engine crank and camshaft … read more
kalamykid
kalamykid
Pactor automotive
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
97 satisfied customers
Need timing marks for distributor in Chevy K1500 5.7L.
I require timing marks for installing distributor in 1996 Chevy K1500 5.7L .… read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
2007 5.3 timing chain tensioner broke. Replace in same
2007 5.3 timing chain tensioner broke. Replace in same position without lining timing marks. Same p0016 code took apart looks like cam gear off a few degrees. Could chain have jumped. Hard to see bott… read more
Gary
Gary
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,602 satisfied customers
Buick rainier: the engine shakes and the car..car doesnt..p300..po301
I have a buick rainier 2004 6 cyls, the engine shakes and the car doesn't respond. I put the scaner to see what is the problem, and 2 codes appearded, po300,and po301,I repleced the spark plucks and n… read more
heavy_chevy_396
heavy_chevy_396
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,518 satisfied customers
97 chevy S10 Blazer 4.3, P codes say the cam sensor and MAF
'97 chevy S10 Blazer 4.3, P codes say the cam sensor and MAF have a problem. Replaced cam sensor with used one, still bad. Replaced cam sensor with new one, still bad. Cleaned MAF, still bad. What's g… read more
KMP1171
KMP1171
Some College
185 satisfied customers
I have a 99 silverado with a 4.3 vortec...p1345
I have a 99 silverado with a 4.3 vortec. Code p1345 has been Active for months now. There is usually a misfire at cruising speed that will last for about 3 miles after a rain or heavy dew and truck si… read more
Donald Knight
Donald Knight
Shop Manager/Technican
Associate Degree
527 satisfied customers
Chevy tracker: 2.5L..compression on cylinders 1,3,5, it..timing chains
I have a customer with an 02 chevy tracker, it has the 2.5L engine, it came in for a no start. it has about 20-30 psi of compression on cylinders 1,3,5, it has 15 psi on cylinder 2, 0 psi on cylinder … read more
Rmldaytona
Rmldaytona
ASE certified technician
College
1,050 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x