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Q: Car not starting

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My car won't start.

A: A no start condition can be caused by many ...

A no start condition can be caused by many things. The three things necessary for an engine to run are spark, fuel, and air, if the vehicle is having a problem with any of these three, it will not start, or may not run correctly. I would recommend having a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, properly diagnose the vehicle’s starting issue to determine what repairs are needed.

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