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Q: Car not starting, might be starter.

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My car is not starting. It is not the battery. I think it's the starter.

A: The most common problem is the starter on t...

The most common problem is the starter on this vehicle. The starting system would need to be checked by a qualified technician to see if the starter is getting the proper voltages. If the vehicle is a manual transmission then the clutch switch may have a bad rubber bushing stop. A thorough inspection would isolate your problem.

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