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Push Starting a Newer Car

bilbo

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I have a 2014 Fiesta with a manual trans that the starter went out on. Is it possible to pus/roll start a newer car? Last time we tried, with this same car, it didn’t work. But it was colder than the ninth circle of hell and we didn’t try all that hard. I’d like to move it into a warm garage to replace it if I can.
 


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I was able to do it with my 2011 Ranger. That's the newest vehicle I have with a clutch. I also have the benefit of a rather nice hill to get a good roll on too.
 

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I did it with an 08 colorado. Just be prepared for dingers and lights
 

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Yes, if its a manual transmission, you can push start it, but.................

If its a Push Button start then there can be complications to getting it started that way
 

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It uses a key to start. I'll hopefully be giving this a shot this weekend. I got hit with Covid round 2 Monday night and haven't been able to mess with it. Not to mention it's been highs below zero every day this week.
 

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I had a base model 2000 Silverado 5 speed truck a while back that I could not roll or push start. I tried it just for fun a few times and the dash lights would flash but it would not start. I'm not sure how roll start was disabled on that truck but it was somewhat of a bummer.
 

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