Q: Car not starting

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The car will not start.

Many things can keep a vehicle from starting. A failing battery can keep the vehicle from starting because the starting system requires a certain amount of battery voltage in order to turn the motor over. Lack of fuel, spark, our airflow can also cause a no start condition. A failed fuel pump won’t be able to provide sufficient fuel flow to the combustion chamber for the vehicle to start. Failing ignition coils or damaged spark plugs can also keep the vehicle from starting. Mechanical issues like a broken timing belt or damaged valves will keep the motor from running a well. A proper diagnostic should be performed in order to pin point the true problem that is preventing your car from starting. Technicians are readily available here at YourMechanic and would love to be of assistance.

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