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Q: Car turning over, not starting

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The car turns over, but doesn't start.

A: Hi there. In order for a vehicle to start t...

Hi there. In order for a vehicle to start three things are necessary. Fuel, air, and spark. If one of these three are absent your vehicle will not start. A certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, can correctly diagnose your vehicle.

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