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Q: Car refuses to start

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My car is cranking, but it will not start.

Hello! There are many causes for a no-start. An engine needs 4 things to run. Fuel (the air and gasoline mixture), compression, spark and proper timing. If any of these are not managed correctly, the result is poor performance. This means large vacuum leaks, badly worn ignition components, improper fuel delivery and worn engine internals can all play a part in a malfunction. Have a technician, like the ones at YourMechanic, inspect all of these items to diagnose and repair your no-start issue.

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