Q: Car tries to start, but won't

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The car turns over, but will not start. It has plenty of gas and the battery is good.

There are a lot a possibilities for the engine not starting. It could be anything from a bad fuel pump, crank sensor, wiring problem, or a mechanical problem. A qualified mechanic from YourMechanic can come out to scan your engine’s computer and diagnose the cause of your car’s no-start condition.

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