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Q: Car doesn't start even after jumpstart.

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The car won't start even after I tried jump starting it.

We need to determine if the engine is turning over or if nothing is happening when you turn the key. If it is turning over but not starting then you will need to check the ignition system or the fuels system. I would have a mechanic from your mechanic perform an inspection it to determine where starting problem is coming from. If it will not do anything when you turn the key it is probably something in the ignition or the starter could be bad. A technician can determine what the problem is if you do not feel comfortable troubleshooting it yourself.

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