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Q: Car does not start when I turn the ignition.

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When I turn the ignition, the engine turns over but won't catch.

The engine in this vehicle has a timing belt and may have broken, causing the no start. Another problem may be the distributor ignition sensors inside it.A mechanic can inspect for your ’no start’. My recommendation is to have the timing belt checked and if it is ok then the ignition should be checked for spark from the distributor.

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