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I have a 2003 Toyota Camry. I just replaced Started and Alternator battery is good but it wont stay running when started.
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That sounds very frustrating. It's hard to say from here what is going on but it could be a poor connection somewhere, or that one or more of your replacement parts is defective. There are a lot of rebuilders putting...
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The oil looks like sludge would that stop the car from starting
Although dirty or contaminated oil can cause problems (with variable valve timing mechanisms for instance), dirty oil generally won't prevent a car from starting. "Bad" or old gasoline could prevent a car from starting though. If the engine cranks at...
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The mechanics will come out for a minimum labor charge to diagnose the problem since there time is how they make a living. As with any shop they charge a diagnosis fee. You should contact customer service to set up...
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My car was starting hard, I had to pump the gas. Now it won't start at all
The computer should be scanned for codes and the fuel pressure checked. The problem sounds like the fuel pump in the tank stopped pumping and may need to be replaced. Have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come and diagnose...
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My car shut off and will not restart
On a 20 year old car, there are so many possibilities that there isn't much point in my speculating. There are a number fuel and ignition parts that could cause the car to shut off and not restart as well...
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Hi I replace the serpentine belt in my Ford Explorer sports Trac 2002 replace the starter and alternator and the car does not turn
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My car wont start; haven't oil change in 6,000 miles. Is that the problem?
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Car died while driving it wont start only cranks
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having one of several problems. Make sure the engine is getting proper fuel by testing the fuel pressure. You can also test this by spraying starting fluid in the air...
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