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Q: Camshaft position sensor needs replacing

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My car will not start. I believe it is my camshaft position sensor.

A: The most common cause of that vehicle not s...

The most common cause of that vehicle not starting is the battery. The battery should be load tested to rule out that problem, then the next most common problem is the fuel pump. I would have a technician from YourMechanic come out and perform a battery inspection and fuel pressure test and diagnose the no start condition.

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