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Q: Car not starting up.

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My car won't start.

A: If your car is cranking but doesn't sta...

If your car is cranking but doesn't start, that points toward a spark or fuel delivery problem because there is only three basic requirements to run spark, fuel and compression. Have a certified mechanic inspect for fuel pressure spark and injector pulse, I have a feeling your problems lies in one of these parts. if your car wont crank at all try to jump it if that doesn't do it have that mechanic look into the starting circuit and starter.

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