Medically or magically, few feats impress more than reviving the dead. If we issued Hoon Merit Badges, starting a “No Start” car would be a major one. In today’s Wrenching Tips we’ll walk through the basic principles and steps to getting a mystery non-running car to at least fire. Getting it running and driving well are topics for another day. Think of this as a guide for what to do on the first weekend with your recently-acquired “free” LeMons car. Think of this as the 201 or 301 to the “my battery’s dead” Car Starting 101...

Wrenching Tips: Bring a non-starting car back to life