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Q: Car makes a chugging noise when trying to start it

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My car won't start. It makes a chugging noise. Also door panel is coming loose.

The most common causes of vehicles not starting is battery failure. With the door panel coming loose, it is generally due to the clips being broken or that the panel was removed and reinstalled improperly. A qualified technician, like one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose your car’s starting issue and door problem to repair both of these issues and get you back on the road.

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