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Q: Car not turning over

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The car is not starting up. It turns on, but doesn't turn over.

If the starter isn’t engaging, there are typically two things I’m going to verify. First, that the battery is fully charged. Second, that the voltage is getting all the way to the starter. Have a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, test for 12 volts at the starter solenoid while the key is in the crank position. If it isn’t receiving power, suspect the ignition switch and wiring.

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