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Q: Car cranking, but not staying on

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The car is cranking, but won't stay on. We think it might be the computer at this point due to a power surge with the battery.

A: If a car cranks and doesn’t start, I would ...

If a car cranks and doesn’t start, I would typically check the spark and fuel, either of which could be the cause of your problem. If everything tests out ok and the truck still doesn’t start, then I would suspect the computer has failed. Have a certified mechanic test your starting problems and try to rule other possibilites out before replacing the computer.

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