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Q: Car cranks, but doesn't start

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I recently replaced the fuel pump, The car will crank, but not turn over.

A: Cranking and turning over are essentially t...

Cranking and turning over are essentially the same, so I will assume that it cranks but won't start. There are many variables that go into diagnosing a no-start condition. The fuel pump is just one of many things that can cause a situation where the vehicle won't start. Things like bad ignition modules, bad crank and cam sensors, theft deterrent systems are all possibilities. I suggest seeking help from a qualified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to help you diagnose your car's no-start condition.

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