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Q: Car not turning over

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I think I might have a problem with my starter switch, wiring, or alternator. I am not sure. My car won't turn over.

Hi, an engine requires spark, fuel, and compression in order to run by itself. Since the engine is cranking the issue is most likely due to the engine missing of these components. Over time the parts that supply the engine with these wear out and need to be replaced. I would recommend getting a certified technician to assist you with finding out why your car is not turning over.

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