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Hi Joe, here's my issue... My 96 Ford Taurus is having starting problems.
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Cars cranking and trying to start but wont
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Hello, thank you for writing in. The starting system, and charging system are typically rather simple. There should be no other cause for the battery to spark, other than a bad connection. Completely disconnect the battery, and make sure its...
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Hi, my car won't start.
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It is a 320d and it doesn't start by itself in the morning unless I tow it.
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Hello- My 1989 automatic, full-size K5 Blazer, was towed about 6 blocks, when the mechanic tried to drive it into a service bay, i
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When the car stalls it takes a few tries before starting back up
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Hi I have a chevy j1 2010 model. My remote is jamed and I can't start my car. It shuts off my fuel how can I reset my alarm to start the vehicle.
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